Rolando De La Guardia Wald

Before coming to the Latin American Centre, Rolando de la Guardia Wald worked as a lecturer in history at the Florida State University campus in Panama and at Quality Leadership University - Panama. He is a founding member and spokesman of the recently established Asociación de Antropología e Historia de Panamá.

Rolando obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, United States). Afterwards, he graduated from two postgraduate programmes at the University of Barcelona (Spain): a Master in International Relations, specialising in international organisations, and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Latin American History. He received his Ph.D in History from University College London, after writing Panamanian Intellectuals and the Invention of a Peaceful Nation (1878-1931), a thesis on the connection between ideas and the different strategies for building national and transnational identities. His main research interests are the history of internationalism, of education, of the political and cultural representations of emotions in Latin America. At the Latin American Centre, he is studying the political, cultural and intellectual impact and legacies of the French attempt to build at canal through Panama (1880-1903).


Magna Inacio

Magna Inácio is associate professor of Political Science and former director of its Centre for Legislative Studies (CEL-DCP) at the Universidade Federal de Minas Geraisl (UFMG). Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Oxford (2012), she holds a PhD in Political Science from UFMG (2006), and has conducted extensive comparative research on executive politics and the presidency, coalition politics, and Executive-Legislative relations. Currently, she has been working in a cross--national research on institutional presidencies in Latin America countries.  Inácio co-edited, with Lucio Rennó, Legislativo Brasileiro em Perspectiva Comparada, and, with Fatima Anastasia et al, Elites Parlamentares na América Latina. She has published in journals such as Presidential Studies Quarterly, America Hoy, Journal of Politics in Latin America and Brazilian Political Science Review. 

Saulo Teruo Takami

Saulo Teruo Takami has Teaching Qualification in Geography at State University of São Paulo (UNESP) Rio Claro campus. Since 2009, he has taught in elementary school, high school and undergraduation, recently. He has M.A. in Geography at the mentioned University, his dissertation title was: 'Industrial districts as general conditions to reproduction of capital in Piracicaba'. Saulo started his Geography PhD in 2014 at UNESP Rio Claro, his thesis title (temporary) is: 'The importance of linkages and productive services in space circuits and cooperation circles in Asian axe of automobile indutries in São Paulo State'. During Michaelmas term in 2016 at Oxford University, he was a recognised student at Latin American Centre, under the supervision of Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea. In this period, Saulo developed a part of his thesis, researching about linkages, services, car manufacturing, globalization, Latin American policies and economy.

Latin American History Seminar: Mestizaje y construcción nacional: Paraguay tras la Guerra de la Triple Alianza (1870-1930)

Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Ignacio Telesca is a professor at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and the Universidad Nacional de Formosa (Argentina). He is a graduate from the University of Oxford (BA in History and the MA in Modern History).

Ignacio Telesca

Latin American Centre Seminars: Poverty reduction and religion at the urban margins in Latin America

Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 12:45
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The presence of religion is widespread in Latin America’s informal settlements, from statutes of saints in the public space, to religious processions, to individual devotions.

Ana Lourdes Suárez, Jimena Maccio (Catholic University of Argentina) and Séverine Deneulin (University of Bath)

Latin American Centre Seminars: CANCELLED: The Land Question in Latin America: Old and New Challenges

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Unfortunately due to a last minute problem, Dr Elisa Botella will not be able to come to Oxford this week.  As a result, her seminar on Wednesday at 12.45pm has been cancelled.

Many apologies for the inconvenience.  

Elisa Botella, Universidad of Salamanca

Women’s Social Movements in Contemporary Latin America: Common Trends, Intersecting Identities, Diverse Realities

Friday, 27 January, 2017 -
09:00 to 19:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Julia Zulver, University of Oxford

9:15-10:45 Panel 1: Democratic and Rights Based Mobilisation

• Dr Marcela Ríos Tobar, UNDP-Chile

• Dr Malu Gatto, University of Oxford

• Dr Victoria Sanford, Lehman College, CUNY

CAF Fellow 2016

Roxana Maurizio

Roxana Maurizio is associate researcher and professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). She also works as consultant for national and international organizations (ILO, ECLAC, World Bank, UNDP). Her areas of interest are labor economics, income distribution, poverty and social policies in Latin America. She has published articles (in journals such as Journal of Development and Change, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Inequality, International Social Security Review, International Labour Review) and books about labour informality, labour institutions, international migration, income mobility, inequality and poverty, and labour and social programmes. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, a Master degree in Economics and a PhD. in Economics.



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