Dr Niamh Thornton DPhil

Reader in Latin American Studies Modern Languages and Cultures

Biography

Personal Statement

Niamh Thornton is a specialist in Latin American Studies with a particular focus on Mexican film, literature and digital culture. She has a research interest in the war story, the Mexican Revolution, the curation of online selves through online tools and sites, user-generated content, Chican@ studies, and star studies. She is currently working on a project on commemorative film events and memorialization.

Personal Distinctions

  • Book launch of Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Cinema and public talk on films of the Mexican Revolution (Invitation to Speak, Museo de la Revolución, Mexico City 2015)
  • “Random Reconstructions: the Cinematic Adaptations of Los de abajo“, conference entitled, Mariano Azuela y la narración de lo urgente (Keynote Speech, Rice University, Houston, http://events.rice.edu/index.cfm?EventRecord=25306. 2015)
  • “A Question of Taste: the cinematic adaptations of Los de abajo”, featured speaker at conference entitled, Mariano Azuela and the Novel of the Mexican Revolution (Invitation to Speak, California State University, Los Angeles, http://marianoazuelaatcalstatela.blogspot.ie/ 2015)
  • "Stars and Mexican Films of the Revolution" (Invitation to Speak, NUI, Galway 2013)
  • "Latin American Cinema on Demand" (Invitation to Speak, Queen's University Belfast 2012)
  • "Use of Blogs, Twitter and Facebook by Mexican and Chicana Writers" (Invitation to Speak, University of Aberdeen 2012)
  • "The Performance of the Networked Self: Mexican and Chicana Authors Online" (Keynote Speech, Women in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies 2011)
  • “Marcos: Authority and Subalternity" (Invitation to Speak, Queens University Belfast 2005)

Administrative Roles

  • Digital Strategies Lead, HLC

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