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If you choose to do a dissertation attached to this module, you will have regular meetings, either one-to-one or in small groups, with your supervisor. You will start by submitting a title and original proposal in Term 1. This will be followed by a 10 minute presentation of your dissertation in Term 2 and submission is in Term 3. At the beginning of the year, there will be a series of lectures and dissertation training for all Final Year students doing a dissertation in history.

I am happy to answer email enquiries or discuss possible subjects over email at any point or in person in my office hours or by appointment.

As an example, here are some of the subjects students have written about for their dissertations attached to this module:

What is the relationship in Latin America between Indigenous Identity and the State and How Does This Affect Ideas Surrounding the Authenticity of Indigenous Identities?

Chile’s Search for Truth: Historical Memory as a Catalyst in the Transitions of Human Rights in the post-Pinochet Era.

Memory, Truth and Justice: In what ways have the disappeared been remembered in contemporary Mexico?

Do Black Lives Matter in Brazil?

Some resources for thinking about interesting approaches to your research:

History Workshop