Dr Lucy Taylor BA University of London (Queen Mary), MPhil Glasgow University, PhD Manchester University
Lucy is a Latin Americanist (Argentina specialist) working on questions of colonialism and citizenship in Welsh Patagonia. She is very active in Latin American studies in the UK. She is a co-editor of the prestigious Bulletin of Latin American Research and is a member of the British Academy Latin American and Caribbean Panel and was President (2011-13) of the Society for Latin American Studies, the largest academic society for Latin Americanists in Europe. Lucy speaks English, Spanish and Welsh.
- IP29620 - Women and Global Development
- IP39620 - Women in the Third World
- IQ23920 - People and Power: Understanding Comparative Politics Today
Latin America (especially Argentina and Chile)
Knowledge and disciplines
Lucy's current research explores critical approaches to citizenship. Her work is particularly informed by decolonial and settler colonial theory, applying these insights to lived experiences in Welsh Patagonia, Argentina and Wales. Her archive-based research asks critical questions of the mythologies that surround the Welsh in Patagonia, using this particular case as a platform to explore theoretical insights. These include: the decolonial possibilities and colonial tensions of settler-indigenous ‘friendship’; echoes of colonial experience between Wales and Patagonia; moral capital, righteousness and political power. Lucy’s next project will bring insights from Latin American settler colonial experience to disrupt yet enrich the expanding theoretical area of settler colonial studies. She is working with Geraldine Lublin of Swansea University to run a workshop (June 2016) and network to discuss this topic, challenging assumptions about the nature of the settler state and society by draw
Office Hours (Student contact times)
- Monday 3.30-4.30
- Tuesday 3.30-4.30
Welsh–Indigenous Relationships in Nineteenth Century Patagonia: ‘Friendship’ and the Coloniality of Power. Journal of Latin American Studies 49 (1) 6 pp. 143-168. Cadair2017.
Decolonizing citizenship: Reflections on the coloniality of power in Argentina. Citizenship Studies 17 (5) pp. 596-610. Cadair2013.
Is democracy a good idea? In (eds) Global Politics: A New Introduction. 2ndth edn, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon pp. 289-313. Cadair2013.
Decolonizing International Relations: Perspectives from Latin America. International Studies Review 14 (3) pp. 386-400. Cadair2012.
Race and Coloniality in Argentina: The Invisibility of Colour. Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire, and Slavery. Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire, and Slavery. British Sociological Association Cadair2012.
Re-founding Representation: Wider, Broader, Closer, Deeper. Political Studies Review 8 (2) pp. 169-179. Cadair2010.
Citizenship and Political Culture: The Political Agent and the natural Hierarchy. In (eds) Citizenship, Political Culture and State Transformation in Latin America. Dutch University Press, Amsterdam pp. 241-260. Cadair2005.
The Messiness of Everyday Life: Exploring Key Themes in Latin American Citizenship Studies Introduction. Bulletin of Latin American Research 23 (2) pp. 154-164. Cadair2004.
Client-ship and Citizenship in Latin America. Bulletin of Latin American Research 23 (2) pp. 213-227.2004.
Ciudadana y Cultura Politica: El agente politico y la jerarquia natural. In (eds) Ciudadanía, cultura política y reforma del Estado en América Latina. El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C., Zamora pp. 335-353.2002.
Textbook citizens: Education for democracy and political culture in el Salvador. Democratization 6 (3) pp. 62-83. Cadair1999.
Market Forces and Moral Imperatives: The professionalization of social activism in Latin America. In (ed) Democracy without Borders: Transationalization and conditionality in new democracies. Studies in European Political Science Taylor & Francis pp. 138-156. Cadair1999.
Globalization and Civil Society—Continuities, Ambiguities, and Realities in Latin America. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 7 (1) pp. 269-295. Cadair1999.
The Citizen, Her Sovereignty and Democratization: Lessons from Chile. In (eds) Reclaiming Sovereignty. Octopus Publishing Group, London pp. 155-170. Cadair1997.
Still in the Ghetto: challenging the regional in Latin American Politics. In (ed) The State of the Academy: New Reflections on Political Studies. NetworkPress pp. 135-143. Cadair1995.