Subject: Latin American history
Professor David Brading, Litt.D, FB, studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge, from 1955-57. In 1960-61, he spent time in the United States as a Henry Fellow at Yale University, during which period he made his first visits to Latin America, specifically Cuba and Mexico. Brading undertook his PhD in 1962, with periods of archival research in Spain and Mexico. He graduated in 1965, the same year in which he was appointed assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he lectured on the history of Mexico, Peru and Argentina. He was the director of the Centre for Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge between 1973-1990. During 2014 he completed a set of essays on colonial Mexico dealing with a variety of topics that will be published during 2015. David Brading is also an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the British Academy.