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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.

Prizes or Honours

  • Best Student Who Tutors Nomination (Edinburgh University Students' Association,, 2019)
  • Overseas Conference Grant (Society for Latin American Studies, SLAS,, 2016)
  • Postgraduate Travel Bursary (Society for Latin American Studies, SLAS,, 2016)

Funded Fellowships

  • Isabella Middleton Scholarship Fund (School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen,, 2016)
  • Principal's Excellence Fund (University of Aberdeen,, 2015)
  • Comparative Statecraft Studentship Award (Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, University of Aberdeen,, 2014)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • 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)
  • Departmental conference and travel bursary (School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen, , 2014)