Supervisors

Nadia LIE is professor of Hispanic Literature and film at the KU Leuven, where she obtained her PhD in 1993 with a study on the cultural discourse of the Cuban Revolution. She specialized in Latin American literary criticism and postcolonial studies and participated in several international...

Elvira ANTÓN-CARRILLO’s main research interests focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly identity discourses of “race”, ethnicity, nation and culture and the construction of the “other” and the “self” in the media, especially in 20th century newspapers, with the...

Nancy CALOMARDE is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature. She specialized in Argentine literature and literary criticism (Sur and Orígenes, PhD). She was Visiting Professor at University of Texas, USA (2007) and Leyden, The Netherlands (2009). She...

Enrique CAMACHO NAVARRO works on the history and historiography of Latin America and the Caribbean, with special attention to the regions of Central America and the Caribbean in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, and focuses on revolutionary movements, diplomatic relations and...

Michael CHANAN, Professor of Film and Video, has been working in the field of Latin American cinema since the 1970s, as both scholar and filmmaker. In 1976, he edited Chilean Cinema for the British Film Institute to accompany the first retrospective of Chilean cinema in the UK;...

Pablo GASPARINI specialises in the literary and cultural analysis of exile and, more generally, in the problematic of linguistic and literary displacement. He has mainly studied authors who are characterised by a bilingual literary production and an experience of displacement (e...

Kirsten MAHLKE is Professor of Romance Studies at the Universität Konstanz and Director of the project “Narratives of Terror and Disappearance: Fantastic Dimensions of Collective Memory of the Last Dictatorship in Argentina” (ERC Starting Grant). The project investigates the...

Silvana MANDOLESSI is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the European Research Council at the Universität Konstanz and Assistant Professor at KU Leuven. Her research areas include migrant literature – post/transnational identity, contemporary Argentine literature and the theory and...

Philippe MESNARD is Professor of Comparative Literature at the CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique) at the Université Blaise Pascal and Director of the Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels (http://www....

Roxana PATIÑO obtained her Master’s Degree in Modern Literature at UNC. She pursued doctoral studies in the USA, where she received a PhD in Latin American Literature at the University of Maryland, College Park (1995). She also worked in this university as Research Associate at...

Isabel SANTAOLALLA is Professor of Spanish and Film Studies, and founding director of the Hispanic Research Centre at the University of Roehampton. She has published on postcolonial literature, cultural studies and film, with special emphasis on questions of transnationalism,...

Héctor SCHMUCLER is Professor Emeritus of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and Dr. Honoris Causa of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Sociologist and semiologist, he pursued Doctoral studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études under the supervision of Roland...

Maarten VAN DELDEN is currently working on a book on literary and intellectual relations between Mexico and the United States from the mid-20th century to the early 21st century. Among other things, he is interested in examining how the decline in the 1980s and 1990s of a state-...

Dagmar VANDEBOSCH is Associate Professor of Hispanic literatures at the Catholic University of Leuven. She obtained her Ph.D. with a thesis on the essays and journal articles of Marañon. Her scientific interests focus on the construction of cultural identities in Spanish-...