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Professor Claire Taylor BA Hons, MPhil, PhD

Gilmour Chair of Spanish and Professor in Hispanic Studies Languages, Cultures and Film


Personal Statement

I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, and then moved to the University of Leeds where I was Lecturer in Latin American Literature and Culture. I subsequently joined the University of Liverpool in 2004, and am now Gilmour Chair of Spanish. I specialise in modern Latin American literature and culture. I teach across a wide range of modules, and research in particular digital culture and women's writing in Latin America.

I would be interested to hear from potential research students with interests in twentieth and twenty-first century literature, cinema and culture from Latin America, with particular focuses on Argentina, Chile, and Colombia; in digital culture in Latin America, particularly net art, hacktivism, and digital ethnography; or those wanting to work on comparative approaches to digital culture studies, studies of memorials and memorialisation, women's writing, or legacies of dictatorship. See further information under the 'Research' tab.

Recent successfully defended PhD theses:

Sarah Parry (E. Allison Peers-funded), Caution and Distortion: Consuming Narratives of Violent Fourth World Space and Inhabitants in Colombian Cultural Products 1990-2005. Awarded 2014
Florence Bögelein, L’art de la cruauté: mythologies filmiques au regard du cinéma français contemporain. Awarded 2015.
Jennifer Rodríguez (E. Allison Peers- and Leverhulme-funded). The Marketing and Reception of Women Writers in the Twenty-first Century Spanish Nation-State. Awarded 2016.
Ailsa Peate (E. Allison Peers-Santander funded), Mask and Disguise: Dismembering Bodies, Sexuality, and Genre in Hispanic Detective Fiction. Awarded 2017.
Will Halbert (E. Allison Peers-funded), Play, Space and Idealized Reader Constructs in Contemporary Argentine Fiction: Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Ana María Shua and Belén Gache. Awarded 2017.
Tracey Morse, Deconstructing Patriarchy: Men and Masculinities in Twentieth-Century Mexican Women's Writing. Awarded 2017.
Lucía Brandi, Young Speakers of Mexican Indigenous Languages: Contesting Language Ideologies and Policies. Awarded 2018.