People

Academic

  • Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

    Joe Foweraker is an Emeritus Fellow of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter. He was Oxford’s first Professor of Latin American Politics, and while at Oxford served first as Director of the Latin American Centre and subsequently as Head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Professorial Fellow in Nuffield College; LAC Associate Member

    Ezequiel González Ocantos (BA, MPhil Cantab  2006; Ph.D. Notre Dame, 2012) is Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Fellow in Nuffield College. His research focuses on the determinants of judicial behaviour in cases of state repression.

  • Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, Fellow of Balliol College; LAC Associate Member

    Andrew Hurrell is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations and a Fellow of Balliol College.His major interests include international relations theory and the international relations of Latin America, with particular reference to the foreign policy of Brazil, regionalism, and US-Latin American relations.

  • Director, Rothermere American Institute; LAC Associate Member

    I joined the Latin American Centre in 2011, when I arrived at St Antony’s College to lead its North American Studies Programme, an initiative to explore the connections between the states and societies of the North American region, broadly defined as extending from the Arctic to Central America and the Caribbean.  In 2016, I became director of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford’s centre for the study of the history, politics, and literature of the United States.

  • Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

    Alan Knight was Professor of the History of Latin America from 1992 to 2013, when he retired.

  • Associate Professor in Anthropology and Development; LAC Associate Member

    Since I came back to Oxford as a lecturer, I have divided my time between the Department of International Development, where I introduce students to social and cultural anthropology; the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME), where I collaborate with my colleague Elizabeth Ewart and supervise students interested in the indigenous cultures of lowland South America; the LAC, where I talk about indigenous peoples, their rights, and environmental governance; and my college, Linacre, where I support student efforts to lead the university on a low carbon development path.

  • 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.

  • Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College; LAC Associate Member

    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.  

Admin - Academic Administration

  • Latin American Centre Admissions Secretary

    I started working at the Latin American Centre (LAC), which I call the Happy Centre, in October 1988. The centre was then based in 21 Winchester Rd, had only 3 fellows and was running two courses with a small number of students (average 6). Today we are in 1 Church Walk, have 7 fellows attached to the centre and are running 3 courses with a larger number of students (average 25). During the years I have had the opportunity to meet and help so many students, visitors, recognised students, some of which are working with big firms/government all around the world.

Admin - Centre Administrator

  • Lucy Driver
    Latin American Centre Administrator

    I joined the LAC in February 2016 from SOAS where I had coordinated a project to promote language-based area studies. Before that, I worked at the University of Oxford China Centre. I have a background in Spanish, and recently completed an MA in Translation Studies.

     

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