Charlotte Gleghorn


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I welcome enquiries regarding MSc and PhD supervision in all areas of Latin American cinema, visual culture and Latin American cultural studies more generally.

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Research Interests

My research interests lie in the field of Latin American film studies, with a particular emphasis on the political work of cinema and its relationship to processes of memory. I joined the University of Edinburgh as Chancellor’s Fellow in September 2013 and completed my PhD at the University of Liverpool in 2009. My doctoral thesis focused on contemporary Argentine and Brazilian women’s film production, and examinined the role of the cinematic body in relation to the repressive dictatorial regimes experienced in both countries.

I have worked specifically on women’s cinema from Latin America, Colombian cinema (MA) and its relationship to violence and conflict and most recently Indigenous filmmaking. Prior to joining Edinburgh, I worked for 4 years as Postdoctoral Researcher on the European Research Council project ‘Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging’ project, hosted at Royal Holloway, University of London. In addition to personal research, this project involved the staging of a major international exhibition, EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts, for which I worked as Film Associate.

My current project explores the configurations of authorship and cultural memory in relation to Indigenous film production in Latin America. This research considers the political and aesthetic contributions of documentary and fiction films that are produced by, or in some cases in collaboration with, Indigenous filmmakers and communities. In particular I am interested in issues surrounding intercultural collaborations and aesthetics, and the ways in which specific and diverse cultural repertoires are transmitted through film and circulate on an international platform. I speak French, Spanish and Portuguese and would welcome enquiries related to Indigenous filmmaking and Latin American film production more generally.

My research in a nutshell

  • Memory and identity in Latin American film 
  • Indigenous filmmaking and aesthetics 
  • Landscape and film 
  • Cross-cultural collaborations 

Research students

- Mr Martín Farías. Doctoral student (April 2015-2019). Co-supervision with Annette Davison (Music). "The politics of film music in Chile (1939-1973)".

- Mr Sebastián González Itier. Doctoral student (Sept 2015-2020). Co-supervision with David Sorfa (Film). "Film Festivals in Chile".

- Gustavo Herrera Taboada. Doctoral student (2020-). Lead Supervisor. Working title: 'Lima Iberoamericana: Hispanic aspirations, neocolonial fears and transnational possibilities in Peru’s co-productions with Spain.'

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Body/Memory/Identity: Contemporary Argentine and Brazilian Women's Film, University of Liverpool

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Violence and the Popular in Colombian Film, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Bachelor of Arts, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004


  • PQ Romance literatures
  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • BH Aesthetics


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