Essex Collection of Art from Latin America, Director and Curator; Teaching Fellow, School of Philosophy and Art History; Director of Latin American
Studies in Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. Research interests: Indigenism and post-indigenism in modern and contemporary Latin
American art. Pre-Columbian and early colonial Mexican painted books.
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Lecturer in
American Literature, specialist in Caribbean literature.
- Dawn Ades
School of Philosophy and Art History, an expert in European and Latin American
art, who has curated numerous exhibitions including Art from Latin America at
the Hayward Gallery in 1989.
Department of Sociology, has broad-ranging interests in historical sociology,
critical social theory, modern capitalism and the third world. His publications
include studies of the Cuban Revolution and the history of slavery. Research
interests: Race and Slavery, Development of Capitalism, Historical Sociology,
Globalisation, Political Economy of pension funds.
Essex Business School, studies the political economy of globalization and
theories and practices of social movements. He has research interests in Brazil
and Argentina. Research interests: Political economies of management and
organisation, Sustainability, Carbon markets and environment, Critical
perspectives of marketing and consumption, Psychoanalytic perspectives of
management and marketing Organisation of resistance and social movements,
Alternative forms of organisation.
- Andrew Canessa
Department of Sociology, an anthropologist specialising in
the Aymara-speaking peoples of Bolivia. He conducts research on indigenous
identities and mobilisation. He is also the editor of the Journal of Latin
American and Caribbean Anthropology.
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies. He runs a weekly screening
programme for the Centre for Film Studies. He has an interest in the cinema of
Latin America in general and that of Argentina in particular.
Sarah J Demelo
Essex Collection of Art from Latin America, Collections Assistant.
School of Philosophy and Art History, a specialist in the art and architecture
of Latin America. She is currently directing a major AHRC research project
investigating artistic exchanges between Europe and Latin America during the
period 1950-1978. Research interests: Colonial Latin American art, Colonial
Latin American architecture, 20th century Latin American art, 20th century Latin
Maria C Fumagalli
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, specialises in Caribbean
literature and cinema. Research interests: Caribbean literatures, art and
cinema, Literature and place, Border studies, Contemporary poetry, Women
writing, Rewritings and adaptations, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, Postcolonial
Department of Language and Linguistics, teaches Spanish language and culture and
is an expert in course design and information technology in language learning.
Department of History, researches Mexican and Spanish 18th and 19th century
history, Political and cultural history of eighteenth and nineteenth century
Mexico and Spain; comparative Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1400-1750; Mexican
Baroque; readings in Ancient and Medieval History, particularly Mediterranean
Latin American Studies, Visiting Fellow. She has an interdisciplinary background
in politics, sociology and literature, and has researched race, ethnicity and
nationalism, particularly in relation to indigenous peoples in Latin America.
She is currently completing a book on nationalism.
Peter D Hulme
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, is a specialist in the
literature, history and anthropology of Native and Latin America and the
Caribbean. Research interests: Caribbean literature, history, anthropology,
travel writing, postcolonial studies, literature and the environment.
Department of Government, specialist in Latin American human rights and the
politics of development. Research interests: The systematic comparative analysis
of problems in the areas of development, democracy, and human rghts including
quantitative and qualitative political methodology.
CLACS Visiting Fellow, researches writings about young people in Brazilian and
Department of Law. Research interests: Medical Law, Health and human rights,
Business and human rights, Transitional Justice, human rights and issues of debt
and is particularly interested in Argentina.
Sandra A Moog
Essex Business School, specialises in transnational social movements,
environment, and development with reference to the Amazon Basin countries of
Peter L Patrick
Department of Language and Linguistics, is a sociolinguist specialising in
Caribbean English-based Creole languages, esp. Jamaican (indeed, in all things
Jamaican), as well as other Caribbean languages, language rights, and the
African diaspora in the Americas.
Beatriz De Paiva
Department of Language and Linguistics, teaches Brazilian Portuguese and
Brazilian and Portuguese culture. She also teaches and researches Intercultural
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, full-time Lecturer in
American Literature, specialist in Caribbean literature.
Matthias Röhrig Assuncão
Department of History, is a capoeira expert and researches the history of
slavery, peasant rebellions and popular culture, particularly in Brazil.
Research interests: History of slavery and post-emancipation societies, Agrarian
and peasant history, Political history of nineteenth and twentieth century
Brazil, Latin American popular culture, Capoeira, combat games and martial arts
of the ‘Black Atlantic’.
Clara-Lucia Sandoval Villalba
Department of Law, is an expert in international human rights law and in
particular the OAS's system for human rights protection and redress. Research
interests: Public International Law, International Human Rights, Transitional
Justice, Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, Business and Human Rights.
Department of History, works on mid-20th century Brazilian history.
Maria Teresa Torres
Department of Language and Linguistics, teaches Spanish language and culture.
Marian de Vooght
Department of Government. Research interests: Political aspects of literary
values and esthetic judgement; political discourse in literature; the use of
literature and translation for imperialistic purposes.
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Visiting Academic,
Professor of Poetry.
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