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Dr Deborah Martin

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Dr Deborah Martin

Dr Deborah Martin


Dept Spanish and Latin American Studies
Gower St


  • Senior Lecturer
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL


I lecture on the cinema, literature and culture of Latin America, and my research focuses on Latin American cultural production with a particular emphasis on cinema. I draw on a broad range of methodologies, including film theory, gender and sexuality studies, and childhood studies. I have a particular interest in theories of embodiment and touch in cinema.

In 2016 I published The Cinema of Lucrecia Martel, a detailed study of the films of the Argentine director, and in 2017, together with Deborah Shaw (Portsmouth University), I published a co-edited volume of essays, Latin American Women Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics. I am currently writing about representations of childhood in contemporary Latin American film.

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

I joined the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, UCL, in September 2012, having previously lectured at the University of Bath (2008-2012), as well as at Anglia Ruskin University, London Metropolitan University and the University of Cambridge, where I gained my doctorate, on 'Gender, Politics and Aesthetics in Colombian Women's Cultural Production' in 2008.