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Centre of Latin American Studies


Grace Livingstone

Department Affiliated Lecturer

Grace Livingstone is an affiliated lecturer at Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, and a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

Her research interests include US and British foreign policy towards Latin America, and the impact private corporations and social movements have on policy-making.  She also works on drugs policy in Colombia, and Latin America.     

She is the author of Britain and the Dictatorships of Argentina and Chile, 1973-82: Foreign Policy, Corporations and Social Movements (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018);   America’s Backyard: The United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror (Zed Books, 2009); and Inside Colombia: Drugs, Democracy and War (Latin America Bureau/Rutgers University Press, 2003).

She has also contributed a chapter on ‘The United States and the Latin American Right’ to Geraldine Lievesley and Steve Ludlum (eds.), Rightwing Politics in Latin America, (London: Zed Books, 2011) and a chapter on  ‘Drugs and Criminal Organisations’ to Pia Riggirozzi and Chris Wylde (eds.), The Handbook of South American Governance, (Routledge, 2017).

She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Latin American Studies from the ILAS, University of London, and a BA in history from Queen Mary, University of London.

She is also a journalist, specializing in Latin American affairs, and has reported for the BBC World Service, The Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and The Observer