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Latin American Studies Fellowship

Centre of Latin American Studies


Visiting Fellow 2022-23

Joanildo  Albuquerque Burity (January - March 2023) 

Joanildo Burity holds a BA in History from the Federal University of Paraíba, an MA in Political Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco, both in Brazil, and a PhD in Ideology and Discourse Analysis (Political Science) from the University of Essex, UK. He is a full researcher at the Centre for Studies in Culture, Identity and Memory and professor of the Professional MA in Sociology, at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation; and professor in the Postgraduate Programmes in Sociology and Political Science, at the Federal University of Pernambuco, in Brazil. He was Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs and Department of Theology and Religion, and Director of the MA in Faith and Globalisation, at the University of Durham, UK. He currently leads the Laboratory for Studies in Religion and Politics. His research focuses on Political Science and Sociology, with an emphasis in political behaviour, mainly spanning the following topics: religion and politics in contemporary Latin America; religion and globalisation; culture and identity; religion and collective action; qualitative methodology (especially discourse analysis); and poststructuralist political theory. He has published extensively in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Claudia Mora (February 2023, postponed from Michaelmas 2022)

Claudia Mora holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northeastern University, United States. Her research areas address the intersection of gender, social class, “race”, and migration, with an emphasis on the relationship between paid and unpaid work, and on labour market dynamics affecting the reproduction of gender inequalities in Chile. She has been a Professor at the School of Humanities, Universidad Mayor, and researcher at its Center for Technological Society and Human Future; Research Director of Social Sciences at Universidad Andrés Bello; and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, all in Santiago de Chile.

She has published extensively addressing the reproduction of gender inequality, social class and racialization of immigrants in the Chilean labour market, contributing to a micro-social analysis of boundary formation and inequalities at work. Her latest publications include “The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration” and several articles on women’s remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a consultant at CEPAL and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge.

Past Visiting Fellows