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Dr Christabelle Peters

Dr Christabelle Peters

Dr Christabelle Peters
B.A. (Hons.), PG Cert., PhD

Lecturer in Latin American Cultural History

Office Room 2.51, 15 Woodland Road
15 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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+44 (0) 117 928 9747

Summary

My research is mainly concerned with the cultural politics of race in the Iberian Atlantic World.

Research keywords

  • Afro-Latin cultures and politics
  • anticolonialism and postcolonialism
  • diaspora and creolisation
  • race and racism
  • nationalism and national identities
  • Black Europe/Afro-European Studies
  • transnationalism
  • visual culture
  • literature
  • discourse-historical method of critical discourse analysis
  • practice-led research

Biography

I am completing work on my second monograph entitled Angola after Colonialism: Race, Politics and National Identity (under contract with I. B. Tauris/Bloomsbury), which is a historical inquiry into the influence of ideas about race in the Atlantic World on the construction of Angola's post-independence national identity. In general, I am interested in the dynamic relationship between culture and transnationalism, with a focus on Latin America (particularly Cuba and Brazil) and Lusophone Africa. My research is multidisciplinary and multilingual engaging with Spanish-, Portuguese-, French-, German-, and Italian-speaking societies and cultures.

Before arriving at Bristol, I held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Warwick and taught at the University of Nottingham. I received my PhD in Hispanic and Latin American Studies from Nottingham in 2010. Since then, I have undertaken a significant amount of research travel, including trips to Cuba, Angola, Brazil, Senegal, Portugal, the USA, and Sao Tome and Principe, supported by some generous funding from The British Academy, The Leverhulme Trust and Warwick's Institute of Advanced Studies. My first monograph, Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience (based on my doctoral research), was published by Palgrave Macmillan (USA) in 2012. 

I have a background in journalism and (film and radio) documentaries, and am also a creative writer (poetry, short fiction, life writing, and drama).

 

 

 

Teaching

In the 2019/20 academic year, I am on research leave in TB1.

 In TB2, I am unit director for the following:

HISP20100 African Presence in Latin America: Nation and Representation 

HISP30074 The Cuban Revolution in the World: Culture and Politics of Internationalism

 Also in TB2, I will contribute to teaching on:

HISP10010 Critical Concepts in the Study of the Hispanic World

MODL30026 Pan-Africanism: Ideas and Archives

 

 

Keywords

  • Afro-Latin cultures and politics
  • anticolonialism and postcolonialism
  • diaspora and creolisation
  • race and racism
  • nationalism and national identities
  • Black Europe/Afro-European Studies
  • transnationalism
  • visual culture
  • literature
  • discourse-historical method of critical discourse analysis
  • self-reflexive and narrative research methods

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