School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Nick Morgan

Lecturer in Latin American Studies



I arrived at Newcastle in September 2007 from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, where I worked in the area of cultural studies. My research has focused on the politics of cultural representation in Colombia and has included work on nationalism, class, race and ethnicity, participatory democracy and the media. Much of this has been done from the perspective of discourse analysis but I'm particularly interested in interdisciplinary projects involving historians, anthropologists, sociologists and political analysts. My next research project will be a comparative study of participatory democracy in vulnerable communities in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama.


Research Interests

Participatory democracy in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama; Nationalism in Colombia; Representations of race, class and gender in Colombia; Cultural studies in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama; History of Colombia; Political discourse analysis

Other Expertise

Critical theory; Social Theory; Marxist theory

Current Work

Nationalism in Colombia; Participatory democracy in Colombia

Future Research

Participatory Democracy in Venezuela and Panama

Postgraduate Supervision

Nationalism in Latin America; Participatory democracy; Discourse analysis on a range of themes; Race and ethnicity in discourse; Political discourse in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama

Currently supervisor for Ana Cecilia Almanza (Instituto de Altos Estudios para el Desarrollo, Bogota) and her thesis "¿PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA EN LA GESTION MUNICIPAL?: Una reflexión de casos de Bogotá 2004 - 2006 desde un horizonte comparado"


"Sobre la crisis de la democracia en Colombia: un estudio de los discursos de nación, estado y democracia en Colombia" (2005).
15,000,000 COP


Undergraduate Teaching

Cultural Diversity in Latin America
Cultural Politics in Colombia

Postgraduate Teaching

Narratives of Cultural Identity