Dr Claire Brewster
Senior Lecturer in Latin American History
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5597
- Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
I joined the School of Historical Studies in 2005 on a 20% contract, which was increased to 50% in 2007. I have never allowed the fact that I work part-time adversely to affect my research, my colleagues, nor my students.
After working in various universities, I joined the School of Historical Studies in September 2005 as a lecturer in American history and became senior lecturer in 2011.
Roles and Responsibilities
Module leader for History of the Americas first year module (2008-09)
Admissions tutor (2008); DPD for History and Politics/History (2016)
Module leader for Pre-Columbian and Spanish America second year module
Module leader for Post-Revolutionary Mexico, third year special subject
Supervisions for writing history, third year dissertation
PhD History (University of Warwick, 2001)
M.A. by research, distinction, History (University of Warwick, 1995)
B.A. Hons., Class one in Comparative American Studies (University of Warwick, 1993)
January 2004-2006 Research Associate, Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, University of Nottingham.
October 2001-December 2003 Research Associate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Manchester
1997-2002 Visiting Scholar, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge
1996-2001 Lecturer, Dept. of History, University of Warwick (part-time)
Society of Latin American Studies.
Centre of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Newcastle University.
Associate of the Centre of Latin American Studies, Cambridge.
English and Spanish
Mexican history, especially 20th century Mexican political and cultural history including sport; Mexican intellectuals; the 1968 Mexican Student Movement; the 1994 Zapatista rebellion
Independence of Spanish America, particularly the roles of women in the wars of independence (1808-1826).
I am currently researching and writing a co-authored book cultural politics (sport) in Mexico (1890-1970).
I have constructed an annotated database of women involved in the independence of Latin America (c1790-1850) as part of an AHRC-funded prject at the University of Nottingham. This is now fully accessible via its website. www.genderlatam.org.uk
I have recently co-authored a book tracing the politics of sport in Mexico, with a specific focus on the political and social implications of Mexico City's hosting of the 1968 Olympic Games and 1970 Football World Cup.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching and it is my aim to share and to spread my love of a wonderful continent and its people through my modules. Students are encouraged to provide feedback and I incorporate serious suggestions whenever possible. I am happy to supervise undergraduate dissertations on any aspect of Latin American history, culture, and politics.
HIS1046 History of the Americas
HIS2085 Pre-Columbian and Spanish America
HIS3085 Post-Revolutionary Mexico: From Zapata to the Zapatistas
I welcome applications for study in 20th century Mexican history, culture and politics.
I am happy to supervise MA dissertations on any aspect of Latin American history, politics and culture.
MA in American History - Contribution to core module
MA in American History - Dissertation supervisor
- Brewster C, Brewster K. 'Patria, Honor y Fuerza': A study of a right-wing youth movement in Mexico during the 1930s-1960s. Journal of Latin American Studies 2014, 46(4), 691-721.
- Brewster C, Brewster K. Representing the Nation: Sport and Spectacle in Post-Revolutionary Mexico. London and New York: Routledge, 2010.
- Brewster C. Mexico 1968: A Crisis of National Identity. In: Cornils, I; Waters, S, ed. Memories of 1968: International Perspectives. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010, pp.149-178.
- Brewster C. Responding to Crisis in Contemporary Mexico : The Political Writings of Paz, Fuentes, Monsiváis and Poniatowska. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2005.
- Davies C, Brewster C, Owen H. South American Independence: Gender, Politics, Text. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2006.
- Brewster C. Changing Impressions of Mexico for the 1968 Games. In: Brewster, K, ed. Reflections on Mexico '68. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp.23-45.
- Brewster C. Women and the Spanish-American Wars of Independence: an Overview. Feminist Review 2005, 79(1), 20-35.
- Brewster C. Elena Poniatowska. The Literary Dictionary Company Limited, 2009. Available at: http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12650.
- Brewster K, Brewster C. Mexico City 1968 : Sombreros and Skyscrapers. In: Tomlinson, A., Young, C, ed. National Identity and Global Sports Events : Culture, Politics, and Spectacle in the Olympics and Football World Cup. New York: State University of New York Press, 2006, pp.99-116.
- Brewster C, Brewster K. Ethereal Allies: Spiritism and the Revolutionary Struggle. In: Butler, M, ed. Faith and Impiety in Revolutionary Mexico. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp.93-109.
- Brewster C. Gendering Latin American Independence: Database and Image Bank. Hispanic Research Journal 2006, 7(1), 85-93.
- Brewster C. Gendering Latin American Independence. Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, University of Nottingham, 2003. Available at: http://www.genderlatam.org.uk.
- Brewster C. The Student Movement of 1968 and the Mexican Press: The Cases of Excélsior and Siempre!. Bulletin of Latin American Studies 2002, 21(2), 171-190.
- Brewster C, Brewster K. "He hath not done this for any other nation": Mexico's 1970 and 1986 World Cups. In: Stefan Rinke; Kay Schiller, ed. The FIFA World Cup 1930-2010: Politics, Commerce, Spectacle and Identities. Gottingen, Germany: Wallstein Verlag, 2014, pp.199-219.
- Brewster C, Brewster K. Olympic Diplomacy and National Redemption in Post-Revolutionary Mexico. In: Torres, C; Sotomayor, A, ed. The Olympic Movement in the Making of Latin America and the Caribbean. University of Arkansas Press, 2018. In Press.
- Brewster K, Brewster C. Football in Mexico: 'A Paradise for Foreigners'?. Bulletin of Latin American Studies 2017. In Press.
- Brewster K, Brewster C. Latin America's first Olympics: Mexico 1968. In: Bairner, A; Kelly, J; Lee, JW, ed. Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016, pp.429-439.