Mark Petersen received his D.Phil. in History at the University of Oxford.
Hosted by the Faculty of History, Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó gave the 2017 Stulman Lecture at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on 6th April. His lecture, ‘Revolutionary elections in the Americas, 1800-1910’, focused on the relationship between contentious elections and civil conflic
Paulo Drinot is senior lecturer in Latin American History at the Institute of the Americas, University College London and co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies.
Malcolm Deas is an Emeritus Fellow of St. Antony’s College. He graduated from New College in modern History in 1962, and was a Fellow of All Souls College from 1962-1966.
Rolando de la Guardia completed his PhD at University College London and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Latin American Centre in Oxford. Before coming to the Latin American Centre, he worked as a lecturer in history at the Florida State University campus in Panama and at
Svenja Flechtner is a Post-doc research assistant at the department of International and Institutional Economics of the European University Flensburg/Germany. Prior to her doctoral degree in economics (2016), she obtained degrees in Governance & Public Policy and Languages, Economics and Cultural Studies from the University of Passau.
Svenja’s research interests focus on inequality and economic and social development. Besides her research in behavioural development economics, she has been studying and working on Latin American economies and societies. In particular, she is interested in the Dominican Republic. With Stephan Panther, she has analysed the middle-income trap from a political economy perspective, with a particular reference to Latin American countries. At the LAC, she wants to bring forward an in-depth country study of economic growth from a political economy in the Dominican Republic. For a list of publications and projects, please have a look at her website.
Faculty and students of the Latin American Centre participated in the Brazil Forum UK, held at LSE on 13 May and at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, on 14 May.
Rebeca Kritsch is a Brazilian journalist and writer. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she became a Lemann Fellow. Rebeca was previously a Fellow at the Reuters Foundation in Oxford. She returned to the University this academic year as a Visiting Researcher to work on the biography of Marshal Candido Rondon. Rebeca worked for 13 years as a reporter for Folha de S. Paulo and O Estado de S. Paulo, where she won the Esso Prize (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) for a series she wrote after sleeping in the streets of Sao Paulo for one week. At Brazil’s 500th anniversary, she traveled around Brazil by car with her dog for 18 months to portray the country in a series published every Sunday in Estado. Later in her career, she worked with Global Health and environmental conservation, chiefly in the Amazon Rainforest. Rebeca is the author of Redescobrindo o Brazil (Rediscovering Brazil), a collection of her stories, and Butterfly Falls (to be published), a novel written originally in English based on real facts she witnessed while working in the Amazon.