Dr Lucy Taylor

BA University of London (Queen Mary), MPhil Glasgow University, PhD Manchester University

Dr Lucy Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies

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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.



Lucy's current research explores critical approaches to citizenship. She works with 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 to explore theoretical insights. These include: the colonial tensions of settler-indigenous ‘friendship’ Welsh Patagonia in global perspective; moral capital, righteousness and political power. Lucy is applying insights from Latin American to disrupt yet enrich the expanding theoretical area of settler colonial studies. With Geraldine Lublin (Swansea), she ran a workshop on this theme in June 2017 and is organising a Special Issue on Latin America for the field-leading journal Settler Colonial Studies, as well as hosting panels at SLAS and LASA in 2018. She is also active in Aberystwyth's multidisciplinary Centre for Welsh Politics and Society. See http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 1.30-2.30
  • Thursday 11.30-12.30



Taylor, L. 2017. Welsh–Indigenous Relationships in Nineteenth Century Patagonia: ‘Friendship’ and the Coloniality of Power. Journal of Latin American Studies 49 (1) 6 pp. 143-168. 10.1017/S0022216X16000353 Cadair


Taylor, L. 2013. Decolonizing citizenship: Reflections on the coloniality of power in Argentina. Citizenship Studies 17 (5) pp. 596-610. 10.1080/13621025.2013.818375 Cadair

Taylor, L. 2013. Is democracy a good idea? In J. Edkins., M. Zehfuss. (eds) Global Politics: A New Introduction. 2ndth edn, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon pp. 289-313. Cadair


Taylor, L.F.A. 2012. Decolonizing International Relations: Perspectives from Latin America. International Studies Review 14 (3) pp. 386-400. 10.1111/j.1468-2486.2012.01125.x Cadair

Taylor, L. 2012. 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 Cadair


Taylor, L.F.A. 2010. Re-founding Representation: Wider, Broader, Closer, Deeper. Political Studies Review 8 (2) pp. 169-179. 10.1111/j.1478-9302.2009.00189.x Cadair


Taylor, L. 2005. Citizenship and Political Culture: The Political Agent and the natural Hierarchy. In M. A. Calderón Mólgora., W. Assies., T. Salman. (eds) Citizenship, Political Culture and State Transformation in Latin America. Dutch University Press, Amsterdam pp. 241-260. Cadair


Taylor, L., Wilson, F. 2004. The Messiness of Everyday Life: Exploring Key Themes in Latin American Citizenship Studies Introduction. Bulletin of Latin American Research 23 (2) pp. 154-164. 10.1111/blar.2004.23.issue-2 Other Cadair

Taylor, L. 2004. Client-ship and Citizenship in Latin America. Bulletin of Latin American Research 23 (2) pp. 213-227. 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2004.00105.x Cadair


Taylor, L. 2002. Ciudadana y Cultura Politica: El agente politico y la jerarquia natural. In M. A. Calderón Mólgora., W. Assies., T. Salman. (eds) Ciudadanía, cultura política y reforma del Estado en América Latina. El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C., Zamora pp. 335-353. Cadair


Taylor, L. 1999. Textbook citizens: Education for democracy and political culture in el Salvador. Democratization 6 (3) pp. 62-83. 10.1080/13510349908403621 Other Cadair

Taylor, L. 1999. Market Forces and Moral Imperatives: The professionalization of social activism in Latin America. In J. Grugel. (ed) Democracy without Borders: Transationalization and conditionality in new democracies. Studies in European Political Science Taylor & Francis pp. 138-156. Cadair

Taylor, L. 1999. Globalization and Civil Society—Continuities, Ambiguities, and Realities in Latin America. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 7 (1) pp. 269-295. Other Cadair


Taylor, L. 1997. The Citizen, Her Sovereignty and Democratization: Lessons from Chile. In L. Brace., J. Hoffman. (eds) Reclaiming Sovereignty. Octopus Publishing Group, London pp. 155-170. Cadair


Taylor, L. 1995. Still in the Ghetto: challenging the regional in Latin American Politics. In R. Lekhi. (ed) The State of the Academy: New Reflections on Political Studies. NetworkPress pp. 135-143. Cadair