PG workshop: Latin American cities – Applications due 14 Oct

The Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Global Urban Research Centre at the University of Manchester invite applications to participate in a workshop that will explore these challenges for Latin American cities, addressing the somewhat fragmented nature of existing literature by discussing and deploying different disciplinary approaches. The workshop is aimed at Masters and PhD students who are currently working on or who have concrete plans to work on Latin American cities.

The workshop aims to help current and future postgraduate researchers to:

    • improve their awareness of current debates and disciplines within Latin American urban studies
    • overcome some of the methodological and procedural challenges of researching Latin American cities
    • place their existing fields of knowledge into cross-disciplinary dialogues with other disciplines, particularly between cultural studies and the social sciences
    • reflect on strategies and outlets for publishing Latin American urban studies research
    • establish and develop wider networks of research into Latin American cities within the UK.

Sessions include a keynote lecture, round table discussion groups, and Q&A. Participants may be expected to undertake preparatory exercises and readings. Registration is free but numbers for the workshop are limited and those interested are invited to submit a CV and a 250-word statement outlining why they think the workshop will be of benefit to their studies. The CV and statement should total no more than two pages and should be submitted electronically to James.Scorer@manchester.ac.uk by 14 October 2015.

For more information please read the PDF: CLACS_GURC_Postgraduate Workshop

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