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PhD in Latin American Studies

Centre of Latin American Studies

 
CLAS PhDs Joey Whitfield, Cherilyn Elston and Geoffrey Maguire

Current PhD Students at the Centre of Latin American Studies

An asterisk * denotes a student who is a member of CLAS via the Latin American Cultural Studies Consortium.

David Bailey *

Research Topic: Currently working on same-sex desire in the novels of nineteenth-century Portuguese author Eça de Queirós
Supervisors: Prof Maria Manuel Lisboa and Prof Brad Epps
Email: djb211@cam.ac.uk

Emily Baker 

Research Topic: Nazism and the Second World War in Contemporary Latin American Literature
Supervisor: Dr Rory O’Bryen
E-mail: eb496@cam.ac.uk

Oliver Balch

Research Topic: Pulp fictions: An ethnographic critique of the use of Corporate Responsibility in Foreign Direct Investment
Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar
E-mail: owb20@cam.ac.uk

Lucy Bollington 

Research Topic: Necro-polis: Political and Aesthetic Economies of Deathly Excess in Experimental Mexican Culture (1990-present)​
Supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Kantaris
Email: ljb82@cam.ac.uk

Liliana Chávez Díaz *

Research Topic: The relationship between journalism and fiction, focusing on representing Otherness in Latin American Documentary Narratives, in late 20th Century
Supervisor: Prof Steven Boldy
Email: lgc24@cam.ac.uk

Katy Critchfield 

Research Topic: The Intersections of Politics and Aesthetics in Post-Dictatorship Southern Cone Culture
Supervisor: Dr Rory O’Bryen
E-mail: kc289@cam.ac.uk

James Douglas

Research Topic: An ethnography of western Amazonian curanderismo apprenticeship
Supervisor: Dr Françoise Barbira Freedman
E-mail: sjd78@cam.ac.uk

Carlos Ezcurra 

Research Topic: Body and Subjectivity in Contemporary Argentine Film
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page
E-mail: cee28@cam.ac.uk

Jessica Fernandez de Lara Harada

Research Topic: Encounters between East Asia and Latin America through an examination of Japanese migration to Mexico from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century
Supervisor: Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa
E-mail: jaf83@cam.ac.uk

Lucy Foster*

Research Topic: Literary and visual culture associated with the Mexican coastline
Supervisor: Dr Erica Segre
email: lf383@cam.ac.uk

Helen Glaisher-Hernández *

Research Topic: Postcolonialism and cultural identity in twentieth-century Latin American classical music
Supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Kantaris
Email: hg227@cam.ac.uk

Rosanna Hunt*

Research Topic:
Supervisor: Dr Rory O'Bryen
​email: ​rh649@cam.ac.uk

Paul Hyland *

Research Topic: A comparative study of experimental fiction in the Iberian Peninsula from the 19th Century to the present day
Supervisor: Prof Steven Boldy
Email: ph379@cam.ac.uk

Alejandro Lerch

Research Topic: Drug Trafficking and the state or Mexico
Supervisor: Dr Graham Denyer-Willis
email: al771@cam.ac.uk

Katherine Anne Mato

Research Topic: Gender and Space in Contemporary Cuban Art 
Supervisor: Dr. Erica Segre
E-mail: kam95@cam.ac.uk

Paul Merchant 

Research Topic: Figures of house and home in contemporary Argentine and Chilean cinema
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page
Email: pm437@cam.ac.uk

Rachell Sá​nchez-Rivera

Research Topic: Race, Eugenics and Sterilization: An Alternative Evaluation of Mexican Reproductive History and Nation-Building Process ​
Supervisor: Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa ​
Email: rs871@cam.ac.uk

Parvathi Subbiah

Minyan Sun 

Research Topic: Zen Buddhism in the short stories of Julio Cortázar
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page
Email: ms821@cam.ac.uk

Natasha Tanna *

Research Topic: Queer sexualities and transnational identities in contemporary writing in Spanish and Catalan by women in Barcelona, including Cristina Peri Rossi, Maria-Mercè Marçal, and Flavia Company
Supervisor: Prof Brad Epps
Email: nt267@cam.ac.uk

Sandra del Valle Casals 

Research Topic: The construction of Otherness and national identity in contemporary Chilean cinema
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page
E-mail: sd749@cam.ac.uk

Callie Vandewiele

Research Topic: Mayan textile traditions in Guatemala
Supervisors: Dr Francoise Barbira Freedman; Dr Susanna Rostas
Email: cv298@cam.ac.uk

Elizabeth Vargas*

Research Topic: Conceptualization of narratives that construct and/or de-construct categories that define African spaces, bodies, and voices
Supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Kantaris 
email: ev287@cam.ac.uk

Tatiana Vargas Ortiz*

Research Topic:
Supervisor: Dr Rory O'Bryen
​email: atv25@cam.ac.uk

Sandra Velasquez-Alford *

Research Topic: The critical relationship established by Carlos Fuentes and Alejo Carpentier, in their literary and critical works, with the traditional historiography of their countries
Supervisor: Prof Steven Boldy
Email: slv27@cam.ac.uk