School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)


Dr Deborah Martin

Dr Deborah Martin


Dept Spanish and Latin American Studies
Gower St


  • Senior Lecturer
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL


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.

Award year Qualification Institution
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

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.

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