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Spanish and Portuguese


Current PhD Students

Current PhD Students in the Spanish and Portuguese Section

An asterisk * denotes a student registered in the Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS) who is also a member of the Spanish and Portuguese Section of the MMLL Faculty, via the Latin American Cultural Studies Consortium.




Research Topic


Victoria Adams

Newnham College

Material virtuality: The role of the virtual in the production of cultural-historical spatial imaginaries in Brazil

Dr Maite Conde

*Andrea Aramburu Villavisencio

Girton College

Interactions between disruptive kinships, affect and aesthetics in contemporary Latin American cinema

Dr Joanna Page

Diego Azurdia

Hughes Hall

The history of the sublime and the sublime as history in Latin America

Dr. Rory O’Bryen 

Viviane Carvalho da Annunciação

St John's College

Misplaced Ideas: the Contradiction of Science in Machado de Assis

Dr. Rodrigo Cacho

*Joseph Brandim-Howson 

Corpus Christi College

Veillance Dynamics in Pseudo* States

Dr Geoffrey Kantaris

*Sandra del Valle Casals

Robinson College

The construction of Otherness and national identity in contemporary Chilean cinema

Dr Joanna Page

*Carlos Ezcurra


Body and Subjectivity in Contemprorary Argentine Film

Dr Joanna Page

Lucy Foster
Sp&P Graduate Representative at Section meetings in 2018-2019

Jesus College

Representations of the Mexican 'litoral'

Dr Geoffrey Kantaris

Aleksandra Goclawska

Lucy Cavendish College

Multilingual poetics (Marçal, Fiedorczuk, Bonnet) within the MEITS project: Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies

Prof Brad Epps

Jessica Hagley

Clare College

Cortés and the Rhetoric of Conquest: Early Modern Epic Poetry in New Spain

Dr Rodrigo Cacho

Parker (Andrew) Lawson

Selwyn College

The classroom is a battlefield: contested identities and shifting pedagogical practices in Spain and Catalonia, 1898–2016.

Prof Brad Epps

*Katherine Anne Mato

Downing College

Gender and Space in Contemporary Cuban Art

Dr Joanna Page

Ben Quarshie

King's College

Black Identity and the Nation State in Latin America from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Dr Rory O'Bryen

Leslie Ramos

Downing College

Art from Latin America in the Venice Biennale since 1980

Dr Geoffrey Kantaris

Hazel Robins

Queens' College

Phantasmic ninenteenth-century dichotomies: the imagination of Portuguese identity's (de-) construction

Prof Brad Epps

*Erika Teichert

Newnham College

Political propaganda and artistic practice in contemporary Argentine culture and politics

Dr Joanna Page

Leo Temple  
 Mytho-Technical Syncretism and the Economies of Scale in “Modernista” Latin American Poetics
Dr Geoffrey Kantaris

Tatiana Vargas Ortiz

King's College

Errancia and nomadism in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Dr Rory O'Bryen

*Oliver Wilson-Nunn Trinity Hall College   Dr Joanna Page
*Anna Corrigan St. Edmund's College Practices of Assembling in the Post-Dictatorship Southern Cone Dr Joanna Page

Please also see our list of former PhD students and student testimonials.