About Us

This is the blog of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS). The purpose of the blog is to share information, analysis and commentary on Latin America for an English-speaking readership as well as disseminating information on the activities of ANCLAS, its researchers, and other Latin-America-related happenings in Australia. The blog is edited and run by ANCLAS senior associate Dr Sean Burges.

A range of invited contributors post on the blog from a variety of perspectives and research agendas. Everything is subject to debate. In fact, we encourage debate and questioning of accepted wisdom. Needless to say, the analyses and commentaries published on this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies or the Australian National University.

We will post direct links to purchase books mentioned on this blog from The Book Depository. If you follow the link and buy the book then a commission is paid to the blog, which will be used to support the continuation of the blog. Excess income will be rolled into the ANCLAS endowment fund.

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) is an academic centre housed in the School of Politics and International Studies at the Australian National University. ANCLAS exists to develop research and teaching in Latin American Studies, particularly in the fields of the social sciences and humanities, business and economics. ANCLAS aims to promote mutual interest and exchange between Australian and Latin American scholars and to raise broader public awareness and understanding of Latin America in Australia.

ANCLAS hosts a regular seminar series which includes sponsored visits by Latin Americanists from elsewhere in Australia and overseas. These seminars provide a forum for those working in the field to come together to present and discuss their work. In addition, ANCLAS sponsors various research projects which bring together Australian and international scholars.


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