Dr Valdi Astvaldsson BA (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer Languages, Cultures and Film


Personal Statement

Originally from Iceland, I came to the UK in 1985 and studied for both my BA Honours Degree and PhD at King's College, London. My first academic appointment was at Trinity College, Dublin and I came to the University of Liverpool in July 1995. My main research interests are the Representation of Non-Western Cultures in Latin American Literature and Native Religion, Politics and Identity in the Andes, on both of which I have published quite extensively, including two books. I have undertaken extensive fieldwork in Latin America, in particular in El Salvador and Bolivia, the two countries on which most of my research has been focused so far.

Prizes or Honours

  • Indios y mestizos en la literatura latinoamericana (University of Salamanca, Spain, 2005)