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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Prof Joanna Page

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Professor of Latin American Studies
Director of Studies in MML at Robinson College
Director of the Centre of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)
Spanish & Portuguese
Centre of Latin American Studies
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
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Robinson College
Grange Road



Joanna Page's research focuses on the relationship between science and culture in Latin America, and she has worked on a range of different media, including literature, film, graphic fiction and visual arts, particularly from Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. She is also interested in questions of memory, modernity, capitalism, posthumanism, new materialism, decoloniality and environmental thought in Latin America. 

The books she has published are listed below, and many of them are available on open access via the links given. For more details of the essays and articles Joanna has published, please see her page on

Joanna welcomes contact via email from prospective PhD students or fellow academics working in similar fields. 


  • Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema (Duke University Press, 2009)
  • Creativity and Science in Contemporary Argentine Literature: Between Romanticism and Formalism (University of Calgary Press, 2014, PDF available on open access)
  • Science Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse (University of Michigan Press, 2016, digital version available on open access)
  • Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, co-authored with Ed King (UCL Press, 2017, PDF available on open access)
  • Decolonizing Science in Latin American Art (UCL Press, 2021, PDF available on open access)
  • Decolonial Ecologies: The Reinvention of Natural History in Latin American Art (Open Book Publishers, 2023, PDF available on open access)

She is also the co-editor of the following volumes:

  • Visual Synergies in Fiction and Documentary Film from Latin America (with Miriam Haddu, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
  • Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America (with María Blanco, University of Florida Press, 2020)

She was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship in 2012 and was Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded international research network "Science in Text and Culture in Latin America" (2014-2016). Her project ‘Science and the Arts in Contemporary Latin America: Constructing a Life in Common’ (2018-2020) was funded by the British Academy. She is currently the recipient of a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant for a project on ‘Art, Science, and Environmental Justice in Latin America’.

For more details on Joanna Page’s publications and links to downloadable/online essays, see and


Teaching interests: 

Joanna teaches on the MPhil in Latin American Studies, the MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures, and the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies. She supervises PhD projects on topics relating to Argentine and Chilean culture. She also lectures and supervises for a number of undergraduate papers on Hispanic and Latin American culture for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Published works: 

For a list of selected publications, please see here.