Executive Committee 2017
Dr Stewart KingPresident | Email
Dr Stewart King lectures in Spanish and Catalan Studies and he coordinates the International Literatures program at Monash University, Melbourne. He completed a BA (honours) and a PhD in Spanish and Catalan Studies at La Trobe University. His research focuses on questions of cultural identity in contemporary Spain and Catalonia and he has a particular interest in crime fiction. For more details, please visit his university page (http://monash.edu/research/explore/en/persons/stewart-king(167fea92-22eb-4c95-9221-0d9ad52b532f).html)
Dr Nicola GilmourPast-President | Email
Nicola Gilmour completed her PhD in 2001 at the University of Auckland, having joined Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand at the beginning of that year. She was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2008. Her undergraduate degrees are also from the University of Auckland however she spent several years studying Filología Española, specialising in Literatura Moderna y Contemporánea at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
Nicola’s current areas of specialisation are twofold. Firstly, the 19th- and 20th-century Hispanic novel, with a particular focus on psychoanalytic criticism and the first-person narrative technique, the literary movements and genres of Realism and Romanticism, and the figure of the author in relation to the canon. A second important focus of her research is representations of the historical cultural minorities (Hispanic Arabs and Jews) in contemporary Spanish literature and mass media. This research, focussed around the topic of historical memory and the historical novel, has led her into the field of Memory Studies and Holocaust Studies.
Dr Robin RoddSecretary | Email
Robin Rodd has a background in Latin American history and politics, and teaches a range of anthropology subjects at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. He has worked with the Piaroa ethnic group in Venezuela on shamanism, drug use and consciousness, and in Uruguay and Argentina on questions of memory and democracy. He is currently researching the banality of evil in Australia and the southern cone.
Dr Erin Fitz-HenryTreasurer | Email
Erin Fitz-Henry is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies. She joined the School of Social and Political Sciences in 2011, after completing a PhD in anthropology at Princeton University and a M.Div. at Harvard University. Her primary interests are transnational social movements, particularly those related to radical environmental politics, U.S. led-militarization and its legacies, and post-neoliberal futures. She is the author of U.S. Military Bases and Anti-Military Organizing: An Ethnography of an Air Force Base (2015). Her current research focuses on movements for the “rights” of nature in Ecuador, the United States, and New Zealand.
Mr Carlos MorreoMembership Secretary | Email
Carlos Eduardo Morreo is a graduate researcher in the School of Politics and International Relations at The Australian National University. Prior to the ANU he was a researcher at the Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos ‘Rómulo Gallegos’ and a lecturer at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas. During 2008 and 2009 Carlos was a Department Manager in the Venezuelan Ministry of the Environment.
Dr Luis Angosto FerrándezJILAR Representative | Email
Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney. He is author of “Venezuela Reframed” (2015), co-editor of “Anthropologies of Value” (2016, with Geir Presterudstuen) and “The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses” (2015, with Sabine Kradolfer) and editor of “Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America”.
Dr Israel Holas AllimantCo-Web Master | Email
Israel Holas Allimant is an Associate Lecturer in Spanish at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Israel received his PhD in 2014 for his thesis on the subversive nature of Roberto Bolaño’s early poetry and fiction. In 2014 he published the book Contrahegemonías: los límites de la política occidental según el caso de los Zapatistas y los Piqueteros. He is currently completing a manuscript about Roberto Bolaño’s writing as part of the vanguardist movement Infrarrealismo.
Dr Ramón López CastellanoCo-Web Master | Email
Ramón López Castellano is a Lecturer in Spanish at Deakin University. He completed a PhD on the Spanish poet Leopoldo María Panero at Monash University. His reading and research interests include Spanish and French literatures, the 19th Century in Europe, dandyism, vampires, popular music and flamenco.