The PILAS and Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies Fieldwork Workshop

PILAS and the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies of the University of Warwick are pleased to announce this workshop exploring Fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will provide the opportunity for postgraduate researchers to discuss and share fieldwork experiences. The day will open with a panel of speakers who will share their experiences and afterwards the room will be split in two roundtables, one discussing interviews and the other archival work. Please come along with questions and upcoming fieldwork projects that you wish to discuss. Everyone is welcome and the workshop attendance is free of charge, however space is limited so please register your attendance.

A number of travel bursaries of £50 each will be available for graduate students joining us from outside of the University of Warwick, for more information please email Giulia Champion at

The full schedule of the event is as follows:

14:00 – 15:30 – Panel of Presenters

Dr. Benjamin Smith: “How to do Drugs: Towards a Narcohistoryof Mexico?”

Liana Valerio: “Do’s and Don’t’s of Researching in Cuba”

Dr. Benjamin Richardson: “On Interviews”

Natasha Bondre: “Fieldwork in Puerto Rico”

Dr. Leon Sealey-Huggins: “Attempting Scholar-Activism in Climate Justice Research”

Matthew Allen : “On Funding and Budgeting”

15:30 – 16:30 – Subject-Specific Roundtables on Archives and Interviews

16:30 – onward – PILAS networking drinks at a pub on campus

Attendance is free and registration is available at Eventbrite