Patricia Oliart is Lecturer in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. She graduated in Sociology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Her Masters degree is in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, she holds a PhD in Human Geography at Newcastle University.
Since 2009 she is co-director of the ¡Vamos! Festival in the North East of England.
She has worked as a lecturer, consultant and researcher on issues related to gender, ethnicity, cultural change, and education in urban and rural areas in the Andes and Amazonia.
Past and current research interests also include racist and anti-racist discourses in state building processes in Post colonial Latin America, contemporary cultural life among rural Andean migrants in Latin American and European cities, (language, music, landscape changes and migrations). Arts and politics in contemporary Latin America. Her current research aims to integrate the analysis of cultural production (mainly music and photography) with social change, performance studies and youth studies. She is looking at explicit reactions in music and the visual arts to transformations brought to Latin America in the context of the neoliberal reforms. She is interested in the connections between a dissident global cultural movement, and dissident local traditions as they are articulated by the artists she studies. http://artsintheamericastoday.org
Fernando Gonzáles-Velarde, PhD in Iberian and Latin American Studies, working on tourism, culture, and uses of space in the Northern Coast of Peru.
Sarah Bennison, AHRC funded PhD in Iberian and Latin American Studies, working on water rituals in the Peruvian Highlands
Sarah Duggan AHRC funded in Iberian and Latin American Studies, on cultural change in the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia going from a mining area to a natural reserve.
Natalie Hoskin, DTC- ESRC funded in Sociology and Iberian and Latin American Studies, on teenage sexuality and sex education in North East Brazil.
Antonia Manresa, AHRC funded PhD in Iberian and Latin American Studies, working on Indigenous Education in Ecuador.
Jane Carnaffan, ESCR funded PhD in Human Geography: Peru-Land of the Incas? An analysis of Discourses of Development, Culture and Gender in ‘Home stay’ tourism in Peru.
Penelope Johnson, PhD in Translation Studies: Translation and the image of the other. The English translations of Pablo Neruda's Canto General.
Ximena Cordoba, AHRC funded PhD in Iberian and Latin American Studies, on the Oruro Carnival.
LAS 1010 Introduction to Latin America
SPA 2025 Representaciones de Revolución, Dictadura y Democracia (with Nick Morgan and Jorge Catala-Carrasco)
LAS4003 Culturas de la Juventud en España, Portugal y América Latina
LAS8100 Research Methods in Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies
Contributor to SOC8101 The Shaping of Latin America I and LAS8103 The Shaping of Latin America II
Willing to teach and co-supervise PG work on gender and interracial relations, intercultural policies, environment and culture, popular culture, ethno genesis processes in contemporary Latin America, anti neoliberal youth and protest movements.
Patricia Oliart was awarded one of the VC’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for the academic year of 2013-2014.