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Dr Eve Hayes De Kalaf BA (Hons), PGDip, MA, PhD

Research Impact Team Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Personal Statement

Eve Hayes de Kalaf is a postdoctoral research associate based at the School of Law and Social Justice. She has an extensive academic and professional background working in Latin America and the Caribbean. She obtained a distinction in a PGDip in Human Development in 2010 and later completed a Master’s degree at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London.

Eve recently completed PhD at the University of Aberdeen while teaching on courses in Sociology, Social Policy, Politics and International Relations at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. This year, she wrote a chapter for the Routledge Studies in Latin American Development series entitled Welfare and Social Protection in Contemporary Latin America. Eve is particularly interested in how states are documenting and identifying populations and the impact of social policy practices on questions of race, citizenship and belonging.

Personal Distinctions

  • Best Student Who Tutors Nomination (Edinburgh University Students' Association, 2019)
  • Guy Alexandre Prize (Latin American Studies Association, LASA, 2018)
  • Student Travel Fund (Latin American Studies Association, LASA, 2017)
  • David Nicholls Memorial Trust Award (David Nicholls Memorial Trust, 2016)
  • Overseas Conference Grant (Society for Latin American Studies, SLAS, 2016)
  • Postgraduate Travel Bursary (Society for Latin American Studies, SLAS, 2016)
  • Isabella Middleton Scholarship Fund (Competitive Fellowship, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen, 2016)
  • Principal's Excellence Fund (Competitive Fellowship, University of Aberdeen, 2015)
  • Departmental conference and travel bursary (School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen, 2014)
  • Comparative Statecraft Studentship Award (Competitive Fellowship, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, University of Aberdeen, 2014)

Administrative Roles

  • Programmes Coordinator of the Haiti Support Group (2013-2018)
  • Organiser of ‘Civil Sphere and Radicalisation Conference’ for Prof Jeffrey Alexander, Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology, University of Yale (20-22 October 2017)
  • ‘Activism in Zones of Violence and Institutional Fragility: The Case of Michoacán, Mexico’, Economic and Social Research Council (2016)

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