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Catriona McAllister

Catriona McAllister

Departmental Director of Teaching and Learning

Office

Miller 130

Building location

Miller building

Areas of interest

My research focuses on Argentine literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on ideas of nationhood and relationships between history and literature. I am currently working on the representation of historical narratives in Argentine museums and the representation of history in cultural production for children.

I have published a monograph on rewritings of independence in contemporary Argentine literature, exploring the relationship between history, politics and literature in a corpus of six texts. I have also written on literary representations of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict within Argentina.

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries concerning research supervision in any of my areas of research interest.

Current supervisions:

  • Jeff Gonzalez (Department of Languages and Cultures): Globalization in the Lukumi Orisha Diaspora
  • Begoña Garrido (Department of Languages and Cultures): Were all Basque women ‘La Pasionaria’? Negotiating gendered spaces in working-class Basque women’s testimonies of Bizkaia, under Franco (1937-1949)

Completed supervisions:

  • Emma Jackson (Department of Languages and Cultures): The Use of Objects in the Construction, Expression and Negotiation of Identities: A Case Study of Maya Dolls from Mexico and Guatemala (March 2020)

Teaching

I co-teach two first-year modules: SP1I1 (Icons of Spain and Latin America) and SP1SLAC (Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Culture).

I convene and teach a second-year module on Latin America’s history and culture in the 19th century, placed in global context (SP2TT, Transatlantic Exchanges).

I convene and teach a final-year module on dictatorship, memory and cultural production in Latin America’s Southern Cone (SP3MDR).

I also contribute to a departmental module on global fantastic literature (ML2GF) and to Spanish language teaching.

Academic qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PhD in Latin American Studies (Cambridge)
  • MA in Latin American Studies (Salamanca)
  • BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (Oxford)

Publications