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Dr Paulo Drinot
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer in Latin American History
  • Institute of the Americas
  • Faculty of S&HS
Biography

Paulo Drinot studied economic history at the London School of Economics as an undergraduate and read for an MPhil in Latin American Studies and a DPhil in Modern History at Oxford. Prior to coming to UCL, he taught at the Universities of London, Manchester, Leeds and Oxford. He is co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies.

Research Summary

Paulo Drinot's main research focus is the history of Peru in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His thematic interests include labour history and state formation, racism and exclusion, gender and sexuality, the social history of medicine, and memory and historiography. His current projects include a monograph on prostitution, venereal disease and state formation in Peru, c. 1850-1950, an edited volume of the Patria Nueva, the 11-year government of Peruvian president President Augusto LeguĂ­a (1919-1930), and an edited volume on APRA, Peru's most important political party in the twentieth century.

Teaching Summary

Dr Drinot currently teaches The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Politics, and Society, which introduces students to key issues in the history and historiographies of the region, and Histories of Exclusion: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America, which explores processes of racialised and ethnic exclusion in Latin America in historical perspective. He contributes to team-taught courses such as Researching the Americas: Latin America and the Caribbean. He also teaches, at undergraduate level, a course titled Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary.

Academic Background
2000 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – Modern History University of Oxford
1996 M.Phil Master of Philosophy – Latin American Studies/International History University of Oxford
1994 BSc(Econ) Bachelor of Science (Economics) – Economic History London School of Economics and Political Science
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