Prof Peter Wade


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  • PhD in Social Anthropology (Cambridge University, 1981-1985), exploring ethnic relations and ideas about race in Colombia.
  • Research Fellowship (Queens' College, Cambridge, 1985- 1988), focusing on black migrants from the Pacific coastal region of Colombia to the city of Medellín, Colombia.
  • Lecturer in the University of Liverpool, jointly in the Department of Geography and the Institute of Latin American Studies, 1988-1995.
  • Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, 1995-2002.
  • Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, 2002-.

At Manchester, I am also linked to The Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

For more details about my work, see my Personal Web Pages.

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Memberships of committees and professional bodies


Journal Editorships

  • 2004- : Co-editor of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 

  • 1997-2000: Senior Editor of Bulletin of Latin American Research
  • 1993-1997: Co-editor of Bulletin of Latin American Research

Editorial board membership

  • 2015-: editorial board, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
  • 2015-: scientific committee member, Sociedad y Economía (Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
  • 2015-: corresponding member of editorial board, Journal de la Société des Américanistes
  • 2014- : member of advisory board, Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares
  • 2013-18: editorial board of Latin American Research Review
  • 2013-: editorial board of Journal of Latin American Studies
  • 2013-: editorial board of Antípoda: Revista de Antropología y Arqueología (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
  • 2013-: founding editorial board member of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • 2012-: editorial review board of Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies
  • 2011-: International Editorial Council of Vibrant - Virtual Brazilian Anthropology (electronic journal of the Brazilian Anthropological Association)
  • 2007-: editorial board of Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
  • 2006-: editorial board of Critical World, a virtual research laboratory that explores the relationship between globalization and music (
  • 2006-: editorial board of Avá Revista de Antropología (journal of Postgraduate Programme in Social Anthropology, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina)
  • 2003-: editorial board of Tabula Rasa (journal of Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Bogotá)
  • 2000-: editorial board of ‘New World Diasporas’ book series, University Press of Florida
  • 1999-: editorial board of Revista Colombiana de Antropología 
  • 1998-: editorial board of Estudos Afro-Asiáticos

Further information


Recently I have taught: 

  • Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective
  • Advanced Anthropology
  • Black Cultures and Identities in Latin America
  • Issues in Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Race and Anthropology
  • The Ethnographer's Craft
  • Culture and Society
  • Urbanisation in Latin America

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