CLACS Early Career Fellow
October 2022-April 2023
Brigid Lynch is the CLACS Early Career Fellow 2022-23 and a researcher in Latin American Cultural Studies, with a particular interest in contemporary visual culture from the Southern Cone. She completed her PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2018 and, in 2019, her thesis was awarded the Annual Publication Prize of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI). Her first book Horizontalism and Historicity in Argentina: Culture Dialogues of the Post-Crisis Era was published by Legenda in 2021 and explores the cultural legacy of the 2001 crisis in Argentina. Her research interests centre on the intersections between popular culture, historicity, and social movements, and recent research topics include the translation and reception of the work of British cultural theorist Mark Fisher in Argentina, and transnational solidarity links between Scotland and Latin America during the Cold War. Her current research project, ‘Everyday Wonderlands: Theme Parks in Argentina and Beyond’, examines the history of state-funded theme parks in Argentina from 1951 onwards, and how during the Kirchner era of government (2003-2015), themed and immersive leisure spaces were central to shaping popular concepts of citizenship and belonging.