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Professor Matthew Brown

Professor Matthew Brown

Professor Matthew Brown
M.A.(Edin.), Ph.D.(Lond.)

Professor in Latin American History

Area of research

Latin American history from independence to the present

Office 2.46, 15 Woodland Road
15 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 7002

Research summary

I am a historian of Latin America. You can find me on twitter at @mateobrown.

My book From Frontiers to Football: An Alternative History of Latin America since 1800 (2014) is a general history of Latin America's engagement with the world, which gives equal importance to sport alongside diplomacy, popular culture alongside commerce.

I am currently working on a research project on the history of sport in South America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

I am proud to be working with Chaka Studio and Dr Karen Tucker on the Quipu Project ( ...

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I arrived at the University of Bristol in 2005 via the University of Edinburgh, University College London, Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla, Spain, and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. I worked for a decade on Simón Bolívar and the Independence of South America from colonial rule. I am now moving into the history of sports in South America, looking in particular at the very first football teams to be established.

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