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Centre of Latin American Studies


The Centre of Latin American Studies celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. It was founded in 1966 as one of the five original ‘Parry Centres’ established following the report of the Parliamentary Committee on Latin American Studies, chaired by Dr J. H. Parry. Since then, it has expanded its intake to include PhD as well as MPhil students, and broadened the range of disciplines represented in its research and teaching to include history, economics, development studies, sociology, politics, anthropology, criminology, literature, film and visual arts, architecture and urban studies. The Centre currently draws together over thirty Latin Americanists across the University to teach its students and is the hub for a wider research community, representing one of the largest and most diverse concentration of researchers working on Latin America in the UK. We also place great value on the maintenance and expansion of our institutional and personal links with the academic community in Latin America.

Read and view histories, memories, images and reflections on the Centre of Latin American Studies, 1966-2016.