Research Associate, School of the Arts, University of Liverpool

I joined the School of the Arts in 2015, after previously working on an AHRC-funded project on Latin American Digital Art in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. Before moving to Liverpool I was a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. I have also worked for the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO). I received my doctorate from the University of Cambridge where I was a Gates scholar. I am also a member of the steering committee of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory (London) and a founding member of the Federación de Centros de Investigación sobre Memoria en América Latina.

My research falls within cultural studies, memory studies, digital humanities, theories of affect, political philosophy, art history and play theory. My current research focuses on the material culture of childhood, toy/game art and playful memories of trauma in Latin America. I am also working on a project on digital memories of the Cold War era. I have just completed a book-length manuscript on the autofictional turn in post-dictatorship Argentine culture and I have published articles and book chapters on contemporary Latin American and Argentine literature, art, photography, theatre, digital artworks and film.

I am an associate member at the Núcleo de Estudios de Memoria, IDES (Buenos Aires), and at the Leverhulme-funded network Childhood & Nation in World Cinema http://childnationcinema.org. I am also an associate partner of the RAICES (Red de Argentinos Investigadores y Científicos en el Exterior)-funded Interdisciplinary Network of Study on Social Memory Project (Principal Investigator: Prof. Claudia Feld) and the CONICET-funded Archivos públicos, archivos en uso. Producciones artísticas y medios masivos en dictadura y posdictadura (Principal investigator: Prof. Ana Longoni).

I am the co-editor of Instantáneas de la memoria: Fotografía y dictadura en Argentina y América Latina (2013, Libraria), Nuevas poéticas de la desaparición (2016, Eudeba), of a special issue on Latin American postmemories (with N. Fortuny, Journal of Romance Studies, 2013), and of a special issue on contemporary Argentine poetry (with Ben Bollig, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 2016).

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    Research Associate, School of the Arts, University of Liverpool