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

Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies

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Department of International Politics

Postal address
Aberystwyth University
International Politics Building
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 01970 622701


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. Until recently, she was a co-editor of the prestigious Bulletin of Latin American Research, 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.


PhD Supervision
Latin America (especially Argentina and Chile)
Knowledge and disciplines
Indigenous politics
Social Movements

Research interests

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/