Dr Rachel Randall

BA Hons (Nott), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

  • BS8 1TE


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Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests encompass Latin American cultural studies. My current project, which was funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, examines the depiction of paid domestic workers in post-dictatorship Latin American cultural production, including film, documentary, literary testimony and digital culture. It interrogates the legacy of slavery that weighs on the relationships between domestic workers and the families that employ them by drawing on postcolonial theory and studies of cinematic affect.

My doctoral thesis explored the representation of children and adolescents in contemporary Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian cinema. The project related the adoption of a children’s rights discourse in these countries since the 1990s to recent attempts to evoke children’s agency and subjectivity on film. I am particularly interested in the relationship between childhood and the social construction of gender, innocence and national identity. My doctoral research was published as Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (Lexington Books, 2017).

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Research Output

Paid to Care: Domestic Workers in Contemporary Latin American Culture

Randall, R., 2021, (In preparation) University of Texas Press.

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

Los fantasmas, la transmedialidad y la labor invisible en Mucamas (2010) de Lola Arias

Randall, R., 2020, (Submitted) Género negro y transmedialidad en Argentina, Chile y Colombia. Verdú Schumann, D. & Schmitz, S. (eds.). Iberoamericana Vervuert

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Cordiality and intimacy in contemporary Brazilian culture: introduction

Randall, R., 2018, In : Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies. 24, 3, p. 295-310 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Harold Blakemore Essay Prize

    Randall, Rachel (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Genero négro y transmedialidad en Argentina, Chile y Colombia

    Rachel Randall (Participant)

    13 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk