skip to content


Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Geoffrey Kantaris

Dr Geoffrey Kantaris
Reader in Latin American Culture
Director, MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures
Fellow and Director of Studies, St Catharine's College
Spanish & Portuguese
Centre of Latin American Studies
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0) 1223 338312

St Catharine's College
United Kingdom


Geoffrey Kantaris specializes in modern Latin American film and literature, with particular interests in urban film (Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil), women's writing, popular culture, and the cultures of globalization. He teaches a graduate-level seminar on the spatial turn and spatial theory. He has published many articles and book chapters on urban film, postmodernity, women’s writing and dictatorship, and on the theory of Latin American Popular Culture.  He is author of The Subversive Psyche (Oxford University Press, 1996) and co-editor of Latin American Popular Culture: Politics, Media, Affect (Boydell and Brewer, 2013). He is currently the Cultural Studies editor of the Bulletin of Latin American Research and Director of the MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures.

Dr Kantaris welcomes inquiries from potential MPhil and PhD students with research interests relevant to his interests.

Published works: