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Dr Lucy Bollington

Research Theme: Turbulence

Lucy joined the IAS as Junior Research Fellow in 2018, after completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge. In September 2019, she took up the post of Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Film and Cultural Studies in UCL’s School of European Languages, Culture and Society.

Her research focuses on cultural confrontations with death, violence and transnational conflict, and engages with a wide variety of aesthetic and political theoretical debates. She is currently completing a monograph entitled Displaced Poetics: Death and Power in Contemporary Mexican Culture, and working on a second book, tentatively called After Shock, on conflict, capitalism and technology in post-internet moving image art. With Paul Merchant, she is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human.

For further information about her research and publications, please see her faculty page: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/selcs/people/lucy-bollington