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Past PhD Students at the Centre of Latin American Studies

Alphabetically listed (year of conferment)

Emily Baker (2016)

Research Topic: Nazism and the Second World War in Contemporary Latin American Literature
Supervisor: Dr Rory O’Bryen

Oliver Balch (2019)

Research Topic: Pulp fictions: An ethnographic critique of the use of Corporate Responsibility in Foreign Direct Investment
Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar

Jordana Blejmar (2012)

The Truth of Fiction: Second-Generation Memory in Post-Dictatorship Argentine Culture
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page
Following the successful completion of her thesis in 2012, Jordana was appointed Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London.

Lucy Bollington (2018)

Research Topic: Reframing Excess: Death and Power in Contemporary Mexican Literary and Visual Culture​
Supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Kantaris

Ramona Braun (2014)

Laparoscopy as a neo-eugenic practice in gynaecology, 1940s-60s
Supervisors: Professor Sir Richard Evans; Dr Charles Jones

Daniel Carter (2013)

Politics and Culture in Chile before the Coup: A Study of Urban Society in Temuco 1964-1973
Supervisor: Dr Charles Jones

Katy Critchfield (2017)

Research Topic: The Intersections of Politics and Aesthetics in Post-Dictatorship Southern Cone Culture
Supervisor: Dr Rory O’Bryen

Celia Dunne (2013)

Identity, Site, and Participation in the Work of Lourdes Grobet, Francisco Mata, and Gabriel Orozco
Supervisor: Ms Erica Segre

Cherilyn Elston (2015)

Modernity's Rebel Daughters: Feminism, Writing and Conflict in Contemporary Colombia
Supervisor: Dr. Geoffrey Kantaris

Dunja Fehimovic (2016)

Contemporary Cuban film in Relation to National Identity
Supervisor: Dr Rory O'Bryen

Niall Geraghty (2015)

Kafka and his Progeny: Toward an Immanent Critique of Capitalism and Political Violence in the work of César Aira, Marcelo Cohen and
Ricardo Piglia

Supervisor: Dr. Joanna Page

Ann Hapka Morkassel (2011)

Venezuelan Overseas Oil Strategy, 1998-2009
Supervisor: Dr Charles Jones

Rebecca Jarman (2015)

Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Representations of the Venezuelan City (1989 onwards)
Supervisor: Dr. Geoffrey Kantaris

Edward King (2012)

Mapping the Control Society: Science Fiction Tropes and Digital Technologies in Contemporary Argentine and Brazilian Narrative
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page

Natalie Krol (2012)

Islands within the Island: The Implications of Islandness, the Literary City and the Dialectics of Identity and Exile in post-Soviet Cuban Narrative
Supervisor: Dr Rory O'Bryen

Alejandro Lerch (2020)

Research Topic: Drug Trafficking and the state of Mexico
Supervisor: Dr Graham Denyer-Willis

Grace Livingstone (2015)

Research Topic: British Policy towards the Southern Cone Dictatorships 1973-82
Supervisor: Dr. Charles Jones

Geoffrey Maguire (2015)

Political Postmemory: Childhood, Memory and Politics in Argentina's Post-Dictatorship Generation (2003-2013)
Supervisor: Dr. Joanna Page

Catriona McAllister (2014)

Rewritings of Independence in Contemporary Argentine Fiction
Supervisor: Dr. Joanna Page

Paul Merchant (2017)

Research Topic: Figures of house and home in contemporary Argentine and Chilean cinema
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page

Chandra Morrison (2014)

Saturated Cities: Graffiti Art in São Paulo and Santiago de Chile
Supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Kantaris

Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra (2015)

Touched Bodies: Corporeal Ethics in Latin American Art at the Onset of the Media Age
Supervisor: Dr. Geoffrey Kantaris

Rachel Randall (2015)

Research Topic: Representations of childhood/adolescence in contemporary Brazilian and Colombian film and literature
Supervisor: Dr. Geoffrey Kantaris

R. Sá​nchez-Rivera (2020)

Research Topic: What Happened to Mexican Eugenics? :Racism and the Reproduction of the Nation​
Supervisor: Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa ​

Juan Pablo Scarfi (2014)

The Intellectual History of Pan-Americanism and International Law in the Americas, 1900-1942
Supervisor: Dr Charles Jones

Parvathi Subbiah (2021)

Research Topic: Populist Narratives on Twitter in Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela
Supervisor: Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa ​ 

Minyan Sun  (2018)

Research Topic: Zen Buddhism in the short stories of Julio Cortázar
Supervisor: Dr Joanna Page

Andrew Tillman (2013)

The Uses of the Past in Contemporary Venezuela
Supervisor: Dr Charles Jones

Elsa M. Treviño (2015)

Belonging Elsewhere: Fictional Space and New Approaches to Identity in Mexican Narrative at the Turn of the Millennium
Supervisor: Ms. Erica Segre

Callie Vandewiele (2019)

“Pic’bil”: digital repatriation and textile production as cultural revival in the Alta Verapaz of Guatemala
Supervisors: Dr Francoise Barbira FreedmanDr Susanna Rostas

Joseph Whitfield (2015)

Punitive Cultures of Latin America: Power, Resistance and the State in Representations of the Prison
Supervisor: Dr Rory O'Bryen