ARN Member Profiles

Amarilys Abreu

University of Turin

Research interests: Sovereign debt, international dispute settlement, policymaking

Ignacio Aguiló

University of Manchester

Research interests: critical race theory, race in Argentina, whiteness in Argentina and Latin America, twentieth-century and contemporary Spanish American literature, twentieth-century and contemporary Latin American visual culture.

Ana Amália Alves

King’s College London

Research interests: Argentine writing, currently translating Martin Gambarotta’s Punctum to Brazilian Portuguese.

Tanja Bastia

University of Manchester

Research interests: migration, particularly more recent migrations from neighbouring countries, Tanja has worked worked on issues of race and discrimination, gender and migration and is currently involved in researching migration and informality in Buenos Aires.

Vikki Bell

Goldsmiths, University of London

Research interests: Cultural and critical theory, especially the work of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt; Ethics; Contemporary art and photography; Transitional Justice; Theories of Performativity. Author of The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina (Routledge, 2014)

Matt Benwell

Keele University

Research interests:  the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty question, in particular examining Argentine foreign policy and ways of doing diplomacy. His work engages with literatures from Critical Geopolitics and Children’s/Youth Geographies. He is currently undertaking a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust entitled, ‘The making of the geopolitical citizen: the case of the Falklands/Malvinas’. This explores how young people in Argentina, the Falkland Islands and the UK learn about the sovereignty question, as well as how they receive and interpret geopolitical discourses learnt in the classroom and beyond.

Kimberly Berg

State University of New York, University at Albany

Research Interests: Heritage and Tourism, Welsh Diaspora in Argentina, Nationalism, Identity Politics

Ben Bollig

St Catherine’s College, Oxford

Fellow and Tutor in Spanish, Faculty Lecturer in Spanish American Literature,

Research interests: Argentine literature (especially poetry) and film

Pablo Bradbury

University of Liverpool

Research interests: Revolutionary Christianity in Argentina and forms of resistance to state terrorism; Christian-Marxist dialogue; social movements; human rights; guerrilla movements

Betina Aguiar da Costa

University of Buenos Aires (but living in UK)

Research interests: History of education in Argentina, cultural  history and history of sensibilities. She is working on the representation and discourses about death in primary school books in the early twentieth-century.

Elizabeth Chant

University College London

Research interests: Cultural representations of Patagonia, historic cartography of the Americas, travel writing in the Southern Cone, contemporary Argentine cinema, and theories of landscape and space.

Maria M. Delgado

Queen Mary, London

Research interests: Argentine theatre and film and transnational links between Spanish and Argentine performative cultures – especially the cultures of exile and interchange that have allowed for the interchange of performers and directors across the Atlantic. Maria is also a programming associate for the London Argentine Film Festival and curates Argentine works for cinema exhibitions. She has written on Argentine cinema for Sight & Sound. Publications include ‘La mujer sin cabeza/The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008): silence, historical memory and metaphor’, in Spanish Cinema 1973-2010: Auteurism, Politics, Landscape and Memory, co-edited by Maria Delgado & Robin Fiddian. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013, pp. 195-211 and  ‘Postcard from Buenos Aires’, TheatreForum, no. 42 (2012), pp.  46-57.

Kate Dunn
University of Edinburgh

Research Interests: poetry as testimonio in the work of Alicia Partnoy, a writer, academic and survivor of human rights violations in the 1976-1983 Argentine dictatorship. Research interests include Argentine and Latin American literature, particularly poetry, testimonio, resistance writing, exile and human rights.

Fernando Duran-Palma

University of Westminster

Research interests: comparative industrial relations with a focus on alternative forms of worker action and organisation in Argentina and Chile.

Niall Geraghty

University of Cambridge

Research Interests: Common political and philosophical potential of works by the Argentine authors César Aira, Marcelo Cohen and Ricardo Piglia. Investigating the intersections between critical theory, philosophy and politics within contemporary Latin American cultural production and the development of liberation theology in Latin America.

Mauro Greco

University of Edinburgh

Research interests: Memories and representations of Argentina’s military dictatorship (1976-83), Memory, identity, cultural studies, Political philosophy, Contemporary literature, democracy dictatorship transitions, History and Memory, Collective memory, Language and Identity, Testimony and memory, Power and resistance, Argentinian Contemporary Cinema, Memory politics, Neighbours, ordinary man/woman

Ana Zavala Guillen

Sheffield University/Sheffield Institute for International Development

Research interests: Human rights and transitional justice, conflict resolution international criminal law, gender issues, policy making and enforcement of human rights standards.

Victoria Habermehl

University College London

Research interests: Solidarity economy market that emerged from the Palermo neighbourhood assembly and Economics in the public Sphere in Argentina.

Kai Heidemann

Maastricht University (Netherlands)

Research interests: Interface between social movements and educational systems, movement-driven processes of education reform and the development of alternative community-based schools.  Pedagogical and didactic repertoires mobilized by social movement actors and campaigns in the form of popular and non-formal education. Education and social movements in Argentina. Socio-cultural and political processes which fueled the expansion  of las escuelas de gestion social and escuelas cooperatives in Buenos Aires in the aftermath of the 2001 crisis.

Jens R Hentschke

Newcastle University

Research interests: ‘School Reform and Nation-Building from Varela to Batlle: Uruguay as a Crossroad of Ideas in the Greater River Plate’, and this project includes the political philosophies of the Argentine Generations of 1837 and 1880s and the travel of their ideas through the region (liberalism, postivism, krausism). Jens has recently published an article on the Escuela de Parana and its disciples and is working on a monograph.

Sam Halvorsen

Queen Mary University of London

Research interests: Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London and (until October 2019) Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow. Interested in the relationship between grassroots urban politics and territory, having published widely on Occupy London. Since 2015 he has been researching political parties and local governance in Buenos Aires. He recently founded the Latin American Geographies in the UK Research Network. He blogs at

Michael Janoshka

University of Leeds

Research interests: Urban transformations and social contestation in Latin American cities. Working in Buenos Aires on questions like gentrification and displacement in central neighbourhoods, as well as on the socio-spatial effects of the proliferation of gated communities.

Ivor Jones

London School of Economics & Political Science

Research interests: Political economy of technological development; role of knowledge in development; intellectual property; public policy toward technology; Latin American politics.

Cara Levey

University College Cork

Research interests: Human rights, transitional justice, memory in Argentina and Uruguay. Currently completing a project on legacies of crisis in post-crisis Argentina. My next major research project is on memory of the Malvinas/Falklands in Britain and Argentina. Also teaches Argentine and Uruguayan cultural studies.

Grace Livingstone

Cambridge University

Research interests: A journalist and currently conducting a PhD on British policy towards the military regimes of Argentina and Chile in the 1970s and 1980s. She is the author of Inside Colombia: Drugs, Democracy and War (LAB, 2003) and America’s Backyard: the United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Juan Ignacio Lozano

National University of La Plata, Argentina.

Research interests: Characterization of social structure, inequality and poverty in Argentina. Institutionalization of social organizations in State management in the province of Buenos Aires.

Geraldine Lublin
Swansea University

Research interests: Patagonian identity and the ‘special’ standing of the Welsh community in Chubut in relation to the region and the rest of Argentina. Her wider research interests relate to Latin American identities, diasporic groups and the processes involved in building regional, national and state narratives. As well as contributing to content modules on Spanish America and Welsh contemporary society, Geraldine teaches a range of Spanish Language and intercultural modules through the medium of Welsh and is committed to developing and expanding Welsh-medium provision in Hispanic Studies through the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol network

Fiona J Mackintosh

University of Edinburgh.

Research interests: 20th and 21st century Latin American literature with particular interests in women’s writing, poetry, transatlantic literary exchange, and literary translation. Publications have focused on Argentinian writers, especially Silvina Ocampo and Alejandra Pizarnik.

Christine Mathias

King’s College London

Research interests: state formation in the Gran Chaco, indigenous history, Peronism

Eamon McCarthy

University of Glasgow

Research interests: Argentine avant-garde, Jorge Luis Borges, Norah Borges, 20th Century Argentine Literary and Visual Culture.

Analía Inés Meo

University of Warwick (UK) and CONICET/Instituto de Investigaciones “Gino Germani” (University of Buenos Aires)

Research interests: educational and social inequalities in the City of Buenos Aires; educational policies; teachers´ working identities, and the political dimension of the everyday school life. Analía has carried out qualitative (including ethnographic) and quantitative research.

Rory Miller

University of Liverpool Management School

Research interests: British multinational firms in Latin America, which has meant spending periods of research in Argentina, which was host to many of these firms, especially in the middle of the twentieth century.  Also teaches and occasionally research on Latin American football.

Nicole Minckas

University College London

Research interests: Gender, reproductive health and rights, with a specific focus in Argentina and Latin America.

Guadalupe Moreno

Max Planck Institute

Research interests: Currency (dis)trust in Argentina (1880-2020), economic sociology and political economy; studies of money and finance; central bank studies; social inequality; Latin American studies, and qualitative and mixed methods.

Tessa Morrison

IMLR, School of Advanced Study, UoL

Research interests: Argentine women’s writing, exile, testimonio, revisionist literature, memory studies and literature from the post-Dirty War period.

Rachael Nazarko

King’s College London

Research interests: the family and social change in post-dictatorship Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, looking at how the institution of the family has changed in democracy. Focus is primarily on women’s rights, gay marriage and adoption, transgender rights, divorce and abortion. Also looking at postmemory and how the memory of oppression has affected society.

Carolina Orloff

University of Edinburgh

Research interests: Argentinian literature and politics. Carolina has written a book on Julio Cortázar and published several articles on his writings.

Daniel Ozarow

Middlesex University

Research interests: Impoverished middle-class responses to Argentina’s 2001-02 economic crisis, worker-recovered companies, labour transnationalism, comparative perspectives on crisis in Europe and Latin America, public and household debts. Co-Editor, Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and De la crisis del 2001 al kirchnerismo (Prometeo Libros, 2016).

Joanna Page

Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

Research interests: Joanna Page specialises in Argentine literature and cinema. She is the author of Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema (Duke University Press, 2009) and the co-editor of Visual Synergies in Fiction and Documentary Film from Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). She has recently completed a book manuscript with the working title Creativity and Science in Contemporary Argentine Literature: Between Romanticism and Formalism, and is currently working on science fiction from Argentina across various media, including literature, film and comics.

Matheus Pereira

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil

Research interests: Argentina’s foreign policy,  foreign policy in the aftermath of the sovereign debt crises of the 1980s and 2001, defence policy, civil-military relations, and conjuncture analysis.

Natália Pinazza  

Birkbeck College, University of London

Research interests: Postcolonial theory and Lusophone/Latin American cultural studies with a particular focus on Argentina and Brazil. Her current research focuses on journey narratives in Argentine and Brazilian contemporary cinema.  She completed an ORSA funded PhD at the University of Bath, UK. She studied Portuguese and Italian as an undergraduate at the University of São Paulo, Brazil before completing a MA (funded by Academic Excellence Awards) at the University of Bath, UK. She undertook research (March- June 2012) funded by UNESCO in indigenous visual cultures at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Santiago Poy

CONICET-Catholic University of Argentina/Middlesex University, London

Research interests: Labour market segmentation, economic inequality and social policies during the last decade in Argentina.

Jèssica Pujol Duran

University College London

Research interests: literary experimentation of Julio Cortázar and Italo Calvino in Paris.

Paola Raffaelli

Research interests:  Comparison of Social and Solidarity Economy in the post- neoliberal context in Argentina and the United Kingdom. Due to the lack of Government resources to sustain and enhance welfare, Social and Solidarity Economy organizations have gained importance in the last few decades across the world. Research explores and understands the role played by SSE organisations in Argentina and the UK, replacing welfare state and analyse the position SSE organisations assume facing capitalism.

Ricki O’Rawe

NUI, Maynooth

Research interests: the response of two modern artists (Jorge Luis Borges and Remedios Varo) to the perceived spiritual crisis of the 20th century. I also have an interest more generally in the Argentine Avant Garde.

Lauren Rea

University of Sheffield

Research interests: Argentine cultural history.

Annemiek Rhebergen

University of Glasgow

Research interests: the global traffic in looted cultural objects. Conducting an ethnographic study of looting, in particular of archaeological sites, and the subsequent trade of objects in Argentina, combined with a study of governmental policy and regulations. Also interested in indigenous issues; Andean archaeology and anthropology; and community archaeology.

Mariela Romero

Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Children’s Literature, Argentine authors, Maria Elena Walsh, translations and reception of her work abroad.

Arthur Rose

University of Leeds

Research interests: Borges’s relationships with his 1920s contemporaries, as well as cross-cultural links with Southern Africa.

Cecilia G. Salinas

University of Oslo, Norway.

Research interests: The politics of nature in the Argentinian Northern East province of Misiones including the biosphere reserve among Mbya Guaraní and tobacco growers.

Paula Serafini

University of Leicester

Research interests: Cultural politics, social movements, cultural labour, cultural institutions, new media, decolonial aesthetics and environmentalism. British Academy/Leverhulme Trust on narratives of opposition to the extractive industries in Argentina.

Ken Shadlen

London School of Economics and Political Science

Research interests: Comparative/international political economy, with a Latin America emphasis. The politics of intellectual property (e.g. patents) and the politics of health and pharmaceutical industries.

Carla Torres

University of York

Research interests: enforced disappearance, misconduct of armed forces in democracy in Argentina.

Lucy Ellen Trotter

London School of Economics

Research interests: Welsh Patagonia; diaspora; ethnomusicology; subjectivity; education. PhD candidate in Social Anthropology.

María Belén Rabadán Vega

University College Dublin

Research interests: Argentinian culture, history and literature; Translation Studies

Mirna Vohnesen

University College Dublin

Research interests: the representation of the Jewish community in contemporary Argentine cinema, particularly in the period post-AMIA bombing, that is after 1994. Research explores the interplay between ethnic identity vis-à-vis national identity and argues that this interplay is highlighted in the themes of cultural memory, rural immigration, mixed couples, generational conflict and family bonds.

Christopher Wylde

Richmond the American International University in London

Research interests: Post-2001 crisis in Argentina, postneoliberalism in Latin America, author of Latin America After Neoliberalism: Developmental: Developmental Regimes in Post-Crisis States (2012).

Luciana Zorzoli
CONICET – Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Research interests: The impacts of neoliberalism (and capital restructuring) on trade unions in Argentina with special attention on trade unions transition to democracy.

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