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New Series Editor for Liverpool Latin American Studies

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Brown as the new Series Editor for Liverpool Latin American Studies.

Matthew Brown is Professor in Latin American History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of several books on aspects of Latin American history, and is the Principal Investigator on two current Arts and Humanities Research Council grants, ‘Tying Quipu’s Key Knots’ which carries on the research of the Quipu Project ( an interactive multimedia documentary about the experience of forced sterilizations in 1990s Peru, and ‘Peace Festival: Creative methodologies for unearthing hidden war stories’ which seeks to bring into dialogue the experiences of creative projects engaging with histories of violence and the prospects for peace in Colombia and Peru.

Matthew commented, ‘I am delighted and honoured to be taking over from such a distinguished predecessor as Series Editor as Professor Catherine Davies, and continuing to build the reputation of the series begun by Professor John Fisher. I published my first book, Adventuring through Spanish Colonies, in this series back in 2006, and am very pleased to be coming back! The series has a well-earned reputation for serious, engaged scholarship in Latin American Studies. It has a brilliant back catalogue featuring work by major scholars such as John Fisher, Catherine Davies, Adrian Pearce, Caroline Williams and Michael Goebel, and great new books from emerging voices such as Juan Luis Ossa.’

Chloe Johnson, Commissioning Editor for the series, said, ‘Beginning with the publication of his first book by LUP, Matthew Brown has emerged as a dynamic and internationally regarded scholar in Latin American Studies. He is an obvious choice to edit one of the leading series in its field.’

We will be looking to continue this well-earned reputation, and to publish more groundbreaking research in historical, political and cultural studies of Latin America. Do get in touch if you have an idea for a proposal.

Matthew Brown is on Twitter at @mateobrown
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