This text is the second in the new series Thesis Pieces to be featured on For the Desk Drawer that aims to showcase the outstanding work of my doctoral students, past and present, to a wider audience. This contribution is from Carolina Cepeda commenting on spaces of resistance in Latin America linked to the alter-globalisation movement.
As a third-year PhD student in Political Science at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, I had the opportunity last semester to join the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham as a visiting postgraduate research student. My research focus is on resistances against neoliberalism and their local and global links in Latin America, something really close to the work of many members of the centre. I have been studying about the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and international politics and through that process the work of Adam Morton. As a result, I decided to contact him and we made an appointment to meet at the International Studies Association annual convention in Montreal, 2011.