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Research interests

My research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century Latin American film and visual culture, with a particular emphasis on the countries of the Southern Cone and, more recently, Peru and Bolivia. 

My first monograph, Remaking Home: Domestic Spaces in Argentine and Chilean Film, 2005-2015 (University of Pittsburgh Press, forthcoming), explores the political potential of domestic space in recent filmmaking. I am currently undertaking an AHRC Leadership Fellowship, working on the project 'Reimagining the Pacific: Images of the Ocean in Chile and Peru, c.1960 to the Present'.

I am interested in how cinema relates to other visual media, in the shifting critical frameworks of Latin American studies, and in the intersections between postcolonial theory and the environmental humanities. I am a co-editor (with Lucy Bollington) of Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human (University of Florida Press, 2020), which analyses how discourses of humanism and posthumanism have operated in - and have been shaped by - a wide range of literary and visual cultures in the region. 

Research supervision

I welcome enquiries from prospective research students in any area of Latin American cultural studies, particularly those interested in pursuing research in the following areas:

  • Latin American film (especially from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru)
  • ecological approaches to cinema and visual media
  • urban and domestic spaces
  • postcolonial and decolonial theory

 

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Water Research
  • Centre for Environmental Humanities

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