Danielle House

BA Geography, University of Sheffield
MA Latin American Studies, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London.

Tel: +44 (0)1970 623111 ext 4991
Email: dah20@aber.ac.uk
Room: 0.12

Year of Entry



Professor Jenny Edkins, Doctor Lucy Taylor


The memorialisation of missing people has manifested itself in multiple ways in varying contexts. Building on the conclusions of memory and trauma studies to date, this research examines the particular experience of ‘enforced disappearance’ in the contemporary Mexican context.

Much literature on memory and memorialisation of desaparecidos has been retrospective and focussed on the politics of formalised memorials and museums, framed by the binary of remembering/forgetting. This research will focus on the informal, expressive and performative elements of memorialisation, and asks how memorialisation of disappeared people is unfolding in Mexico, how it relates to geographical space, and how it draws on or differs from the memory canon in Latin America.



General Research Interests



Latin America



Critical spatial practice


Publications and Conference Papers

Publications and Conference Papers

Disappearance and Mexico’s Memory Politics, conference paper and participation on panel ‘The Politics of Time and Geography’, Aber-Lancaster Graduate Colloquium, May 2015

Other Publications

Mexico: Footprints of Memory: searching for the disappeared, Latin America Bureau, July 2016

Book Review: Danielle House (2016): ZeroZeroZero, Intelligence and National Security, DOI: 10.1080/02684527.2016.1246130

Memorialization in Mexico, ICMP Newsletter, June 2015

Mexico: The Politics of Memory, Latin America Bureau, February 2015

Book Review: Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, Justin McGuirk, 2013, London: Verso. Published with Latin America Bureau, September 2014

Making Memory in the City, Social Life Blog, February 2014



Funding Awards

ESRC Studentship Memorialising Missing Persons

ESRC Overseas Institutional Visit in partnership with the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) 


Professional Membership

Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)

British International Studies Association (BISA)