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The purpose of this scheme is to provide support to early career scholars in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with relevant subject expertise to pursue innovative and interdisciplinary research in an environment tailored to such work, free from the competitive institutional constraints of other UK university institutions. The scheme enables the Fellow to engage a broad range of UK and international scholars in their research through the formation of networks and through collaboration in research projects, publications and dissemination events such as workshops, conferences and public engagement activities.

The 2022-23 CLACS Early Career Fellowship scheme will provide for one position with funding for six months during the 2022-23 academic year (between 1 October 2022 and 30 June 2023).

Further Details


The 2022-2023 scheme will provide for one position with funding for six months during the 2022-2023 academic year (between 1 October 2022 and 30 June 2023).

What the Institute Offers

The Fellow will have access to shared office/research space (incl. PCs) within Senate House in the Bloomsbury area of central London, and reasonable usage of stationery, printing, postage and photocopying facilities for research-related purposes. The Fellow will also receive a SAS email account and a library card giving borrowing rights in Senate House Libraries that includes access to the Caribbean and Latin American collections, including the assistance of a dedicated librarian. Access can usually be arranged to other libraries within the University, such as SOAS, UCL, LSE and KCL.

What Visiting Fellows Do

Fellows are required to maintain an active presence at CLACS (Senate House, Malet Street, London) for the duration of the Fellowship, to pursue research in the Humanities pertaining to the work of the Centre, and contribute to the extension of the Centre's mission to promote and facilitate research in Latin American Studies, including the Caribbean, nationally and internationally. They should take the lead in convening academic events and conferences, present research findings at conferences and seminars, and prepare articles for publication in journals or edited volumes, and monographs. In addition, Fellows should contribute an article to the in-house blog Latin American Diaries, work-in-progress or unpublished material to the School of Advanced Study's online research repository SAS-Space. For a full list of responsibilities, please refer to the Call for Applications


Living accommodation is not provided and Fellows should make their own arrangements. A list of hotels and guest houses is on our website, and the University of London Accommodation office may also be able to assist.

Financial Arrangements

A payment of GBP 2,000 per calendar month is offered to the successful candidate as a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs. Payment will be made in two instalments, at commencement of and mid-way through the Fellowship.


Selected Fellows who do not have the right to reside and/or work in the UK will require a visa and must ascertain which category of visa is most suitable. Details of visa categories can be found on the UKVI website here. The University of London is licensed to issue certificates of sponsorship for Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) visas. Further details of this category of visa are available on the UKVI website here. If applicants require entry under a Tier 5 GAE visa, they should make this known on the application form. Please note that successful applicants will be required to submit a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) application, along with copies of their passport and necessary qualifications, to the School, in order for the COS application to be made. Once the certificate has been granted, the applicant can then use this to apply for their visa via the relevant local UK consulate.


Method of Application

Applicants must submit the application form to by the closing date together with

  • A short curriculum vitae (not more than 4 pages)
  • A research proposal (maximum: 1,500 words)
  • A scholarly engagement proposal (approx. 1,000 words)
  • The Equality and Diversity Form (not compulsory)

Two references specific to the Fellowship application must be sent by the referees to reach by the closing date.

Please check exact requirements in the Call for Applications

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications and references for the 2022-2023 round is 9 May 2022.

Application Forms

Call for Applications [PDF] | Application Form [Word] | Equality and Diversity Form [Word]

Current CLACS ECR Fellow

Past CLACS ECR Fellows


Dr Oscar Webber
Building a Workers’ Movement from the Wreckage: Contrasting Responses to the Belizean Hurricane of 1931 [January-June 2022]


Eve Hayes de Kalaf
(Re)organising Citizens: Race, Registrations and Legal Identity in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean [January-June 2020]

Dr Manoela Carpenedo
Zionist Sensibilities in Evangelical Politics in Latin America? An Analysis of Christian Zionist Digital Landscapes in Brazil and Colombia [January-June 2020]


Dr Camila Gatica Mizala
Controlling the Body: Decency in Argentina, 1850-1945 [September-December 2017]

Dr Helen Melling
Hidden in Plain Sight: Visualizing Black Subjects in Late Colonial and 19th-Century Peru [September-December 2017]

Dr Jessica Sklair
Impact Investing in Brazil: Reshaping the Latin American Development Agenda in Pursuit of Financial and Social Return [November 2017-May 2018]


Dr Giuliana Borea
'New Art Worlds?: The Differential Assemblage of Latin American Art and Paradoxes of Participation [November 2016-April 2017]

Dr Elena McGrath
The Devil in the Mines: Workers, Democracy, and Natural Resources in Bolivia, 1970-2000 [November 2016-April 2017]

Dr Jack Webb
Ideas About Haiti and the Decolonisation of Jamaica, 1945-62 [January-June 2017]


Dr Kathryn Santner
Transpacific Sisters: Art and the Lived Experience of Peruvian and Philippine Religious Women [January-July 2016]

Dr Amy Penfield
Experiences of Petrol in a Petro-State [October 2015-June 2016]

Dr Niall Geraghty
A Sign of Contradiction: Liberation and Salvation in the Work of León Ferrari [October-December 2015]


Dr Asa Cusack
The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Dilemmas of Post-Neoliberal Development in Latin America and the Caribbean [October 2014-March 2015]

Dr Hilary Francis
‘Lifting the veil of ignorance’? Cuban Teachers in Revolutionary Nicaragua [December 2014-July 2015]


Dr Michela Coletta
Spatializing History, Historizing Space: Nature and Modernity in Latin America [December 2013-July 2014]

Dr Kris Juncker
Internationalist Cuba: Visual Culture and Cultural Outreach [October 2013-June 2014]

Dr Malayna Raftopoulos
Tourism and Climate Change in Peru: Adapting a Framework for Action [October 2013-June 2014]

Dr Matt Wilde
Democracy and Polarisation in Post-Chavez Venezuela [October 2013-June 2014]


Dr Rosie Doyle
Politiking and the Discourse of Rights in Mexico [January-June 2013]

Dr Ainhoa Montoya
The Political Economy of the Transition to Democracy in El Salvador [January-June 2013]

Dr Tom Packer
Jesse Helms, the Rise of Southern Republicanism and the End of the Old South [October 2012-May 2013]

Dr Annabel Pinker
Getting Round the State: Bypass Politics in the Peruvian Andes [October 2012-May 2013]

Dr Mattia Toaldo
The US Foreign Policy Elite and the Transitions Towards Democracy in the Arab World [October 2012-May 2013]