Daniel Mandur Thomaz
Visiting Research Fellow (CLACS)
October 2022-June 2023
Daniel Mandur Thomaz is Lecturer in Lusophone Studies and Global Cultures in the Departments of Liberal Arts & Languages, Literatures and Culture at King’s College London. His research interests span engaged art, propaganda, cultural diplomacy, and Latin American media history between the 1930s and the 1960s. His current project explores overt and covert British propaganda campaigns in Latin America with a focus on the press, broadcasting, films, cartoons and book publications between 1934 and 1968. His new book, Transatlantic Radio Dramas: Antônio Callado and the BBC Latin American Service during and after WW2, is forthcoming in 2023 with the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Daniel has a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages (University of Oxford), and a BA and MA in History (University of Rio de Janeiro - UERJ). His DPhil thesis (Honourable Mention, Antonio Candido Prize for Best Thesis 2020 - LASA) analysed a body of hitherto unknown documents found at the BBC Archives in 2014, which included a series of radio drama scripts written by Brazilian journalist, novelist and playwright Antônio Callado for the BBC Latin American Service. He edited a volume with these drama scripts which was published in Brazil, Antônio Callado: Roteiros de radioteatro durante e depois da Segunda Grande Guerra (Editora Autêntica, 2018). His most recent research outputs can be found in journals such as Media History, The Global South and Portuguese Studies Review.