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My main specialism is digital culture and urban representation in Brazil, particularly relating to Rio de Janeiro and its favelas. I have worked on blogging by favela residents, and webdocumentaries about urban change associated with megaevents, and am currently focusing on digital content relating to police violence.

My research is interdisciplinary, combining approaches from literary/cultural studies and the social sciences, and I have broader interests in digital ethnography, and ethical and methodological issues in research on digital culture.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Digital culture in Brazil and Latin America
  • Representation of urban Brazil (particularly the favelas of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Contemporary Brazilian audiovisual production (especially documentary)
  • Brazilian cultural studies
  • Latin American cultural studies
  • Digital ethnography
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Research students

PhD title: Collective Projections: The Social and Spatial Architecture of Rio de Janeiro’s Feminine Periphery Explored Through Audiovisual Production

Name: Mary Freedman (joint supervisor)
Country: United Kingdom

PhD title: “A Path of Tears”: Lusophone African Cinema and the Journey to Peace

Name: Tracy O’Connor (co-supervisor)
Country: Northern Ireland


PhD title: Xicanisma and the Development of a Chicana Feminism in the Works of Ana Castillo

Name: Leona Blair (second supervisor)
Country: Northern Ireland

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