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Emily Baker

Emily Baker completed an AHRC-funded PhD on Nazism, the Second World War and the Holocaust in Contemporary Latin American Literature: From “Imagined” to “Inoperative” Communities. Encompassing texts from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile it analysed work by some of the most well-known contemporary Latin American authors including Roberto Bolaño, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jorge Volpi, Ignacio Padilla, Lucia Puenzo, Patricio Pron and Michel Laub, as well as notable thematic precursors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes and Ricardo Piglia.

Emily has published in the areas of Latin American and comparative literature, cultural history and film. She has held the posts of Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Lecturer and Director of Studies in MML (Spanish) at Robinson College, Cambridge. She is also an Affiliated Lecturer in Modern and Medieval Languages and Teaching Associate at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge. For more information see her staff page.