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Rachel Randall

Rachel Randall’s doctoral thesis (Children on the Threshold: Biopower, Gender and Agency in Contemporary Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian Film) was a comparative exploration of representations of childhood and adolescence in Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian cinema between 1996 and 2013. 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. Her doctoral research was published as Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (Lexington Books), in the autumn of 2017.

Rachel’s broader research interests encompass Latin American cultural studies and cultural history. Her current project, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, examines the depiction of domestic workers, in particular maids and nannies, in Latin American cultural production since the 1980s, including in film, testimony, and digital culture.

After finishing her PhD, Rachel worked as a Teaching Fellow in Portuguese and Spanish at the University of Leeds. In September 2016, she took up a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. In January 2018 she was appointed Lecturer in Hispanic Media and Digital Communications at the University of Bristol.

See her research profile at the University of Bristol for a list of publications and other activities