Brazilian Studies Programme

The Brazilian Studies Programme brings together scholars from around the University of Oxford who are teaching and researching on Brazilian topics. Four research clusters are associated with the programme: International Relations; Comparative Politics; Language and Culture; Environmental Studies

The Programme is an integral part of the Latin American Centre and is coordinated by a University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies.

Malcolm Deas

Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

Malcolm Deas graduated from New College with a First in modern History in 1962, and was a Fellow of All Souls College from 1962-1966. he was one of the original staff of the Latin American Centre, founded at that time by Sir Raymond Carr with support from the Ford Foundation, and was a Fellow of St Antony’s College and University Lecturer in the Government and Politics of Latin America from 1966 until his retirement in 2008.

Alan Angell

Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

I came to the Latin American Centre in 1966 after having spent a year in Colombia with UNESCO and before that lecturing at the University of Keele. Initially my appointment was shared with the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London where I ran a seminar programme on Latin America. I became a University Lecturer and Fellow of St Antony’s in 1970 and I have been here since I retired in 2006.

Rosemary Thorp

Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

Rosemary Thorp was Reader in the Economics of Latin America and is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College. She was for three periods Director of the Latin American Centre. During 2003-04 she was Director of Queen Elizabeth House, the University's Institute of Development Studies. In December 2001 she became for five years the Chair of Trustees of Oxfam G.B. Her “Progress, Poverty and Exclusion: an Economic History of Latin America in the Twentieth Century” , written at the invitation of the Inter-American Development Bank, is a much-used textbook.

Dr John Crabtree

Research Associate; LAC Associate Member

I came back to Oxford, where I had done my undergraduate studies in modern history, in 1983, and have been a research associate at the LAC and a senior member of Saint Antony's College for much of the time since then. I specialise in the politics of the Andean countries, on which I have written widely. In 2012, I published a short book on Bolivian politics since 2006 and am currently working on a book on Peruvian politics.

I hold an MA from Liverpool University and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University where I am currently also a visiting researcher.


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