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About us - LAWN


The ‘Latin America at Warwick Network’ is now active. The strong tradition of Latin American research at Warwick, which dates back nearly to the university’s founding, has built a strong collective of scholars here today focusing on the region. Formed in 2018 with initial support from the Learning Development Centre's initiative for Research Active Staff networks, LAWN seeks to foster community among scholars at Warwick with interests in Latin America and to raise the profile of research and teaching on Latin America taking place at Warwick.

LAWN aims to bring together academic staff and doctoral students from across campus, with the purpose of sharing ideas, encouraging collaboration for future projects, publications, and conferences, and creating a forum for discussion at an event held once per term, where staff, Early Career Fellows and doctoral students can benefit from and enjoy the advice and expertise of their colleagues. The network is animated by an inter-disciplinary character, with members associated with such faculties as history, economics, philosophy, literature, Hispanic studies, and politics (among others), and whose themes of research are as broad as: dictatorships, the drug trade, international economics, health, human rights, civil society, histories of slavery, poetry and performance, and far more.

The network focuses on both the Latin American mainland and the Hispanic Caribbean, and is led by Dr. Tom Long of Politics and International Studies and Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies. Mauricio Palma-Gutiérrez, research assistant for the network, will be providing administrative support. Should you have any questions relating to the network, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email: