Bastos, Lucia Elena Arantes Ferreira

Position: Lawyer

Institution: Independent Human Rights Researcher, Brazil

Research Areas: international human rights; transitional justice; amnesty laws and dictatorships in Latin America; and women’s rights.

Blanco, María-José

Position: Group Analyst (IGA, London)

Institution: King’s College London, UK 

Carbayo-Abengózar, Mercedes

Position: Lecturer

Institution: Maynooth University, Ireland

Research Areas: Spanish cultural studies; representation of women (and mothers) in popular culture.

Coelho, Maria Luisa

Position: Post-doctoral fellow

Institution: Universidade do Minho, Portugal/University of Oxford, UK 

Research Areas: Comparative literature and inter-arts; diaspora studies with a particular focus on Anglo-Portuguese encounters in contemporary art and literature; (Portuguese) women artists and writers.

Crosta, Alejandra

Position: Lecturer in Spanish

Institution: St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, UK 

Research Areas: Translation; Latin American literature, film and poetry; language learning and teaching.


Dillon, Lorna

Position: Leverhulme early career fellow

Institution: Ulster University, UK

Research Areas: Violeta Parra; Latin American textile art; arpilleras; Chilean art; surrealism.

Elston, Cherilyn

Position: Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies

Institution: University of Reading, UK

Research Areas: Latin American women’s writing and feminist history, with a focus on Colombia; memory studies and transitional justice in Colombia; writing by the Colombian diaspora.

Evans, Louise

Position: Postgraduate Research Student in Hispanic Studies

Institution: University of Liverpool, UK

Research Areas: Contemporary Spanish poetry, social media poetry, digital mediums, Golden Age poetesses, literary renown and prestige for female poets.

Farrelly, Mary

Position: Assistant Professor

Institution: University College Dublin, Ireland

Research Areas: 20th century and contemporary Spanish film, theatre, and television; mysticism; religious figures; hagiography.


Harvey-Kattou, Liz

Position: Senior Lecturer

Institution: University of Westminster, UK

Research Areas: Identity and representation in film & literature from Latin America, with a focus on Costa Rica & other Central American nations.

Haywood, Louise 

Position: Reader

Institution: Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK

Research Areas: Gender, humour, identity, the body and the group in Iberian literature and culture before 1500 CE

Kelly, Deirdre

Position: Assistant Lecturer

Institution: Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Research Areas: Contemporary Spanish literature; contemporary Spanish women's writing; life writing; non-fiction; auto/biography; memory studies.

Lourenço Dias, Alexandra

Position: Camões Lecturer in Portuguese Studies and Director of Camões Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture

Institution: King's College London, UK

Research Areas: Portuguese graphic novels; visual cultures; post-colonialism and transnationalism in Portuguese speaking Africa.

Parra Lazcano, Lourdes

Position: Teaching Fellow in Spanish and Latin American Studies  

Institution: University of Aberdeen, UK

Research areas: multispecies studies; plant studies; animal studies; women’s writing in Latin America, especially Mexico.


Pazos Alonso, Claudia

Position: Professor of Portuguese and Gender Studies

Institution: University of Oxford, UK

Research areas: Portuguese women's writing from the 19th century onwards; modernism and gender; periodical culture.


Rabadán Vega, María Belén

Position: Spanish Tutor

Institution: Maynooth University, Ireland

Research Areas: María Eva Duarte de Perón; Peronism; Argentine cultural studies; translation studies.

Ribeiro de Menezes, Alison

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Warwick, UK

Seguí, Isabel

Position: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow  

Institution: University of Edinburgh, UK

Research areas:  Bolivian cinema; Peruvian cinema; documentary; feminist film history; testimonio.

Soares, Inês Virgínia Prado

Position: Federal Judge and co-leader of the research group on Archeology of Repression and Resistance at Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel – Brazil), with funding from the National Council for Scientific Development (CNPq)

Institution: Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel – Brazil)

Research Areas: human rights and cultural rights, with emphasis on cultural heritage, archeology and collective memory; and transitional justice.

Taylor, Claire

Position: Gilmour Chair of Spanish and Professor in Hispanic Studies  

Institution: University of Liverpool, UK

Research areas: 20th and 21st century literature, particularly new and emerging digital genres (e-poetry, hypermedia narrative, blog fiction, etc), and women’s writing; memory studies, memory practices and transitional justice contexts in Latin America, especially Colombia.

Thornton, Niamh

Position: Reader in Latin American Studies  

Institution: University of Liverpool, UK

Research areas: Mexican and Chicana/o/x film, literature, and digital cultures with a particular focus on war stories, gendered narratives, star studies, cultures of taste, and distributed content.

Usoz De la Fuente, Maite

Position: Lecturer  

Institution: University of Leicester, UK

Research areas: Cultural production in post-Franco Spain, with a particular interest in women's writing and cultural representations of the 2008 crisis and its effects. 

Vohnsen, Mirna

Position: Assistant Lecturer

Institution: Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Research Areas: Latin American cinema; ethnicity; Jewishness; argentinidad; minorities in film; gender identity; cultural identity.

Williams, Claire

Position: Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture

Institution: University of Oxford and St Peter’s College, UK

Research Areas:  Women's writing; minority writing and life-writing from the Lusophone world.


Iguazú Falls, Misiones, Argentina. Courtesy of Brian Vohnsen

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