Post Doctorate Award on Central America and the Caribbean at St Antony's college

The developing regions of the world are often treated as a subject of interdisciplinary study in university in, for example, programs of African, Asian or Middle Eastern studies. Yet there is not a strong tradition for treating North America, including Central America and the Caribbean, as a region, even though the continent includes some of the richest and poorest countries in the world. This grant will allow St Antony's College at the University of Oxford to establish a 2-year post doctoral position on Central America and the Caribbean under the leadership of Canadian historian, Margaret MacMillan. The position will be awarded to a scholar from the region, in keeping with IDRC's philosophy that developing country researchers are best placed to identify and tackle development challenges.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, June 23, 2011

End Date

Thursday, January 23, 2014


30 months

IDRC Officer

Currie-Alder, Bruce

Total funding

CA$ 195,600


Mexico, North and Central America, South America, West Indies, United Kingdom

Project Leader

Allan Taylor

Project Leader

Halbert Jones


Warden and Fellows of St Antony's College in the University of Oxford

Institution Country

United Kingdom

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