The structured curriculum of the doctoral program at the Dahlem Research School and the Institute for Latin American Studies deals in particular with the countries, cultures, and societies of Latin America. In the course of their studies and during their academic research, students bring together different perspectives and enhance them with region-specific interdisciplinary knowledge: Processes of globalization, along with local and regional development dynamics, are not only to be understood from the perspective of Western Europe and the United States, and the world context should be perceived from more than just these specific areas. At the same time, globalization processes are not a new phenomenon. Instead – as becomes evident when non-European perspectives are considered – they are closely connected to the emergence and crises of the modern era in Europe.
The doctoral program offers German and international doctoral candidates from the disciplines of history, Latin American studies, political science, sociology, social and cultural anthropology, and business and economics the opportunity to earn their degrees in an interdisciplinary study and research program.