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Professor Elizabeth Dore PhD

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Professor Elizabeth Dore is an Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

Elizabeth Dore is Professor in Latin American Studies. She is a modern Latin American historian known for her research on memory, class, gender, race and ethnicity in Central America, Cuba and Peru, and for theoretical analysis of development and underdevelopment. Her recent publications focus on historical memory, gender studies, and late capitalist development in Latin America.

Prof Dore received a PhD from Columbia University in Latin American history. She has served on the editorial boards of NACLA's Report on the Americas and Latin American Perspectives. She has worked on the staff of and consulted for numerous NGO's including the Inter-American Foundation and the International Center for Research on Women.

Research interests

Her current research project focuses on Cubans' memories of life in the revolution. The project, carried out by a team of Cuban and British scholars under the direction of Prof Dore, has collected more than one hundred in-depth life history interviews, drawn from a cross-section of men and women throughout the island. For further information visit the project website  (

Current research awards

Elizabeth Dore received two research fellowships for the academic year 2008-09 to complete the book Cubans’ Lives: Voices from the Revolution. From September 2008 to February 2009 she will hold a Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust. From March-June 2009 she will be a Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. (

Research for the book Cubans’ Lives: Voices from the Revolution was funded by the Ford Foundation and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), under the auspices of the project Memories of the Cuban Revolution. The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) provided funding to write the book.

Her previous research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the British Academy, the Fulbright Commission, and the Social Science Research Council (US), among others.

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Professor Elizabeth Dore is an Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

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