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Dr Ed King

Research interests

Immediately following the submission of his thesis in the summer of 2011, Ed worked for 15 months for the Centre of Latin American Studies as Temporary Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies.

In January 2013, he took up a three-year Junior Research Fellowship in Latin American Studies at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. His doctoral research was published as Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture (Palgrave Macmillan) in the summer of 2013. Ed is currently pursuing his interest in technology and culture in two research projects. The first is a study of ‘virtual Orientalism’ in Latin American cultural and intellectual engagements with Japanese modernity from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. The second sets out to examine the reflexive incorporation of other media in comic books and graphic novels from Latin America as a way of questioning the dominant narratives of technology and modernity in the region.

In January 2015 Ed was appointed Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies at the University of Bristol.


For a list of Ed's publications see