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


Welsh–Indigenous Relationships in Nineteenth Century Patagonia: ‘Friendship’ and the Coloniality of PowerTaylor, L. 2017 In : Journal of Latin American Studies.49, 1, p. 143-16825 p., 6
Decolonizing citizenship: Reflections on the coloniality of power in ArgentinaTaylor, L. 2013 In : Citizenship Studies.17, 5, p. 596-610
Is democracy a good idea?Taylor, L. 2013 Global Politics: A New Introduction. Edkins, J. & Zehfuss, M. (eds.). 2nd ed. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 289-31325 p.
Decolonizing International Relations: Perspectives from Latin AmericaTaylor, L. F. A. 2012 In : International Studies Review.14, 3, p. 386-40015 p.
Race and Coloniality in Argentina: The Invisibility of ColourTaylor, L. 2012 Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire, and Slavery.British Sociological Association
Re-founding Representation: Wider, Broader, Closer, DeeperTaylor, L. F. A. 2010 In : Political Studies Review.8, 2, p. 169-17911 p.
Citizenship and Political Culture: The Political Agent and the natural HierarchyTaylor, L. 2005 Citizenship, Political Culture and State Transformation in Latin America. Calderón Mólgora, M. A., Assies, . W. & Salman, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: Dutch University Press, p. 241-26020 p.
The Messiness of Everyday Life: Exploring Key Themes in Latin American Citizenship Studies IntroductionTaylor, L. & Wilson, F. 2004 In : Bulletin of Latin American Research.23, 2, p. 154-164
Client-ship and Citizenship in Latin AmericaTaylor, L. 2004 In : Bulletin of Latin American Research.23, 2, p. 213-22715 p.
Ciudadana y Cultura Politica: El agente politico y la jerarquia naturalTaylor, L. 2002 Ciudadanía, cultura política y reforma del Estado en América Latina. Calderón Mólgora, M. A., Assies, W. & Salman, T. (eds.). Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C., p. 335-35319 p.
Textbook citizens: Education for democracy and political culture in el SalvadorTaylor, L. 1999 In : Democratization.6, 3, p. 62-83
Market Forces and Moral Imperatives: The professionalization of social activism in Latin AmericaTaylor, L. 1999 Democracy without Borders: Transationalization and conditionality in new democracies. Grugel, J. (ed.). Taylor & Francis, p. 138-15619 p. (Studies in European Political Science)
Globalization and Civil Society—Continuities, Ambiguities, and Realities in Latin AmericaTaylor, L. 1999 In : Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.7, 1, p. 269-29527 p.
The Citizen, Her Sovereignty and Democratization: Lessons from ChileTaylor, L. 1997 Reclaiming Sovereignty. Brace, L. & Hoffman, J. (eds.). London: Octopus Publishing Group, p. 155-17016 p.
Still in the Ghetto: challenging the regional in Latin American PoliticsTaylor, L. 1995 The State of the Academy: New Reflections on Political Studies. Lekhi, R. (ed.). NetworkPress, p. 135-14319 p.