Biography

My background is in Latin American Studies, and I have been a full-time lecturer at UEA since January 2009. I teach on Latin American film and media, Latin American popular culture, and the history, societies and political cultures of Latin America.

I am a member of the Society for Latin American Studies and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and I have links with several organisations which aim to disseminate information about social justice, human rights and environmental issues in Latin America. I also work closely with Norfolk Minorities Attainment and Achievement Service (MAAS) to organise ‘Gypsy/Traveller Taster Days’ at UEA, raising awareness of the challenges and issues faced by ethnic minorities in HE and providing opportunities for inter-cultural exchange. I am on the executive committee of the Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers (ACERT) and am an associated member of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies. I am also a member of the Migration Research Network www.uea.ac.uk/economics/research/research-groups/migration-research-network

In my free time, I am an amateur musician and played for many years with local Klezmer band, Klunk.

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