Rory Miller is Honorary Fellow in International Business History at the University of Liverpool. He was Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies between 1999 and 2002 and subsequently Reader in the Management School there.
Jessica Rich is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, specializing in civil society, social movements, and state-building in Latin America.
Laurence Whitehead is a Senior Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and until 2015 was Senior Fellow of the College. During 2005/6 he served as Acting Warden there. In 2011/2 he served as Senior Proctor of the University.
Sergio Jaramillo is currently the Colombian Ambassador in Belgium and head of the Colombian Mission to the European Union. He studied Philosophy and Greek at the University of Toronto and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
On 23 February 2018, the Brazilian Studies Programme will host a workshop on “Rethinking Brazilian Politics: New Directions in Research”.
Monize Arquer was a Recognised Student at the Latin American Centre under the supervision of Prof. Timothy J. Power. She was in Oxford for two terms (six months), during her PhD in Political Science at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil. She has a Master's Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the same institution, and is a member of the Research Group in Brazilian Politics, which is affiliated to the Public Opinion Research Centre (CESOP) at Unicamp. She dedicated the period at the LAC to improve her thesis both in theoretical and methodological ways. Her thesis title is “Construction and Functioning os São Paulo’s Party System (1982-2014)”, supervised by Prof. Rachel Meneguello (DCP-Unicamp). The main focus of this research is to explain the electoral predominance of specific political parties in heterogeneous contexts with high political fragmentation and high levels of competitiveness. To answer this question she analyzes the electoral and organizational strategies of the Brazilian political parties throughout the territory of the state of São Paulo from 1982 to 2016. In a broader sense, her research interests are Political Parties, Party Systems, Elections and Electoral Behavior.
Why Peru does not graduate: the elusive transition from growth to development
Rafael Mesquita de Souza Lima
Rafael Mesquita is a journalist, political science PhD student at UFPE (Recife, Brazil) and an Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute (Hamburg, Germany). His thesis compares the foreign policies and regional strategies of three regional powers (Brazil, South Africa and Turkey) from the 1990s to the 2010s and is supervised by Prof. Marcelo de Almeida Medeiros. By gathering original data on these countries’ diplomatic activities, the study will assess how central their own regions have been in their foreign policies and whether the regions have, in turn, granted them the status of leaders. Rafael has published in journals in Brazil (Contexto Internacional, RBPI and BPSR) and abroad, on the topics of Brazilian Foreign Policy, Regionalism, BRICS countries and the UN. He is visiting the LAC during Michaelmas term 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Timothy Power. Prior to Oxford, Rafael visited Sciences-Po in Paris and the GIGA Institute in Hamburg.
Julia Zulver, a former LAC and DPhil in Sociology student, has a new publication out: 'Building the City of Women: creating a site of feminist resistance in a northern Colombian conflict zone, Gender, Plac