Richard Smith

Postgraduate Research Student


After initially training as a chemist and following a career in innovation the public and private sectors, he obtained a BA (Hons) in Spanish, French and History from the Open University and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool.

He was awarded a Franklin College-University of Liverpool Doctoral Student Short-Term International Research Fellowship in 2017 and was president of PILAS (Postgraduates in Latin American Studies, the postgraduate affiliate of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)) 2017-2018.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"Opposing Pinochat: The causes and concequences of protest in Santiago de Chile in the 1980s"

His research focuses on the socio-political history of Latin-America. He examines the response of the Chilean people to the Pinochet Government in the 1980s and the complex social networks that underpinned their vigorous opposition.

Research Centre Membership

Conflict, Memory and Heritage

Research Funding

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)