60 Seconds With... Professor Claire Lindsay

15 February 2024

Professor Claire Lindsay reflects on her extensive research journey so far, as she prepares for her Inaugural Lecture '‘Errant feminisms’ in Latin America'. Taking place 22nd May 2024...


Professor Claire Lindsay's Inaugural Lecture

Tell us a little about your research…

I am writing a book about women, walking and knowledge in Latin America, research that is related to a body of works by writers and thinkers in various countries in the region, which in different ways synthesize concerns with pedestrianism and archive. I’m also preparing for the exhibition at Hoxton Town Hall of the creative work that has come out of my UCL- Trellis community engagement collaboration with artist Gal Leshem and women walkers in East London.

Why is your research important?

I invite people to come to my lecture to find out! 

What inspires you in your work?

The rich and complex histories, cultures and peoples of the countries I study. 

What has been your most memorable career moment so far?

Seeing my former student Alia Trabucco Zerán win the British Academy’s Global Cultural Understanding Book Prize (2022) for When Women Kill, based on her PhD research, was thrilling. It was superb recognition of a brilliant writer and an outstanding piece of interdisciplinary research on a ‘difficult’ subject. 

What passions/hobbies do you have outside of work?

Cold-water swimming and, of course, walking.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

There are two - Parenting Adopted Teenagers by Rachel Staff and The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams.