Oxford Latin American Graduate Network (OLAGN)
Oxford Latin American Graduate Network
The Oxford Latin American Graduate Network (OLAGN), affiliated with the Latin American Centre, aims to strengthen the community of students working on Latin America in Oxford and to encourage genuine interdisciplinary dialogue and mutual support. Graduate students across all social sciences and humanities departments at the University of Oxford interested in research on Latin America are welcome to join the Network.
The Network was founded in 2019 with the inauguration of a termly seminar series, in which OLAGN members present their research and receive feedback from fellow students and guest academics. Today, alongside the seminar series, OLAGN also conducts regular film screenings to discuss cinematic works produced in Latin America. These initiatives have proven to be an excellent occasion for multidisciplinary exchange, critical thinking and networking.
If you are interested in hearing more about the Network’s news and events, you can send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
Doctoral Studies at Oxford
The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) offers a DPhil in Area Studies for students that aim to explore a broad range of area-specific issues in Latin America (and other regions of the world). The School’s DPhil (the name given to the PhD degree at the University of Oxford) is a full-time three-year programme of doctoral study, offering the opportunity to undertake a project dedicated to researching a specific country, a particular region, or else to examining more than one country or region in a comparative context, using social science approaches whilst also generating theories and propositions that are of value across regions. More information about the DPhil in Area Studies may be consulted here.
Moreover, students can study for doctorates with a Latin American theme or focus under the aegis of other disciplines in departments including History, Politics & International Relations, Economics, Sociology, Modern Languages (Literature), Development Studies and Anthropology.
Please see the Theses and Dissertations in Latin American Studies document for a list of past Oxford theses submitted on Latin American topics. The Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) is the home of Oxford digital theses.
OLAGN's Graduate Seminars
Every term the Network organizes seminars, where students that research any topic related to the region have the chance to present and receive constructive feedback from colleagues, professors, and guest academics.
The seminars are a great opportunity for second year MPhils who are working on their thesis and for DPhils who are preparing for their transfer of status, confirmation or final viva. It is also a very helpful occasion when preparing a paper for a conference or journal submission. It offers a challenging yet flexible space for conversation and discussion, where graduate students can meet peers from other departments with a common interest in Latin America. Please feel free to contact the Organising Committee if you would like to present.