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Dr Deborah Martin
Dept Spanish and Latin American Studies
Gower St
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Dr Deborah Martin joined the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, UCL, in September 2012. From 2008-2012 she worked as Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Bath, and has also taught at Anglia Ruskin University, London Metropolitan University and the University of Cambridge, where she gained her doctorate, on 'Gender, Politics and Aesthetics in Colombian Women's Cultural Production' in 2008.

Research Summary

Dr Deborah Martin (M Phil and PhD Cantab) lectures on the cinema, literature and culture of Latin America. Her research focuses on Latin American cultural production with a particular emphasis on cinema, and draws on a broad range of methodologies, including film theory, gender and sexuality studies, and childhood studies. She has a particular interest in theories of embodiment and touch in cinema.

Her book The Cinema of Lucrecia Martel, a detailed study of the films of the Argentine director, will be published by Manchester University Press in 2016. She is currently writing a book about representations of childhood in contemporary Latin American films, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan, and co-editing a collection (with Deborah Shaw), entitled Latin American Women Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics, to be published by IB Tauris.

Teaching Summary

Deborah teaches the following undergraduate modules: SPAN1223 (Cultural Responses to the Mexican Revolution), SPAN2105 (Introduction to Latin American Cinema), SPAN4410 (Argentine Cinema 1985-present), SPAN4411 (Childhood in Latin American Cinema), ELCS6065 (The Uncanny). She also contributes the module ‘New Argentine Cinemas’ to the MA in Film Studies.

Academic Background
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Latin American Studies, Spanish and Portuguese University of Cambridge
2004 M.Phil Master of Philosophy – European Languages, Literature and related subjects University of Cambridge
2002 BA Bachelor of Arts – French and Hispanic Studies University of Edinburgh
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