研究课题: Autodefen情景应用程序 in Latin America - ‘self-defence’ groups and the contestation of 国家和社会的关系 and citizenship in Mexico
研究描述: Alex's research focuses on ideas and practices of citizenship in Mexico, specifically on what the emergence and development of autodefen情景应用程序 (self-defence groups) reveal about concepts of citizenship, 国家和社会的关系, 法律文化, 和主权. His doctoral project involved long-term fieldwork in Michoacán, Mexico. He recently co-authored an article entitled ‘Violent 治理, Identity and the Production of Legitimacy: Autodefen情景应用程序 in Latin America’ which has been published in the Journal of International Relations and Development. Alex’s doctoral research has been funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).
研究课题: Written culture in Spanish American colonies and history of the book.
研究描述: My research focuses on the material dimension of the products of the written culture in Lima and Santafé de Bogotá during 1650-1750. The aim is to identify the practices and uses of the script by the different social groups participating on the production, circulation and consumption of the textual objects. This examination is carried out considering the written word as part of literate devices that involved the employment of the speech and the image as well.