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Research degrees

Current and recent research projects supervised at York include:

  • Jesse Helms and Latin America
  • "When the People are Made the Enemy": Human Rights, Military Doctrine and the Path to Atrocity in Vietnam and El Salvador
  • German Costa Ricans and the Reproduction of Dominance after the Second World War
  • C. L. R. James in Britain, 1932-1938 
  • Ferrovia: Railway Culture in Brazil
  • Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Michigan

For students wishing to pursue the York MA before embarking on a PhD in the United States, we can provide information and advice about doctoral programmes at American graduate schools. For students who prefer to remain in the UK, we can advise on fellowship opportunities at American universities, libraries and research centres. We can also offer guidance on presenting your work at American conferences and symposia, and publishing with U.S.-based journals and presses.

Potential postgraduate students are encouraged to contact our staff directly. We will be happy to discuss your ideas further and help you refine your proposals in advance of the application process.