Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Gray Miles

Ph.D. Alumnus

Before coming to Tulane to pursue a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, Gray Miles lived and worked as a freelance journalist in Mexico, Spain, Chile, and Colombia. Gray has traveled extensively in the Andean region of South America. He received a double honours B.A. from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Spanish and Contemporary Studies (philosophy). He was later awarded a Master’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where he successfully defended his thesis on the framing of Colombian news by U.S. correspondents working out of Bogota. Gray has produced several documentary film, the latest entitled “Cruel Courage,” the subject of which is Colombian terrorism and its impact on everyday life. Gray’s dissertation research project was on the Colombian conflict, human rights, and the possibilities for post-conflict Colombian society.