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Who We Are

Introducing the centre, our director, Professor Nuala Finnegan

Previous Researchers in the centre

Alexander, Donna Maria

Chicana Poetics: Genre and Style in Gloria Anzaldúa and Lorna Dee Cervantes (2015)


Aylward, Pat

Echoes of Existentialism in the Works of Carlos Fuentes (2015)


McNamara, Niamh

“Fiction makes a better job of the truth”: dialogism, oppositional consciousness and re-membering in the novels of Helena María Viramontes (2014)


O'Sullivan, Sarah-May

Ages of Masculinity: Versions of Canadian and Mexican Masculinities in Recent Cinemas (2011)


Borreye, Orla Juliette

Invisible Prisons: Gender, Performance and Identity in Recent Mexican Cinema (2009)


Sigl, Nicole

Identity in Recent Québécois and Mexican Cinema (2008)


Kelly, Lorraine

Fenced in: the Limits of the Female Self in the Work of Brianda Domecq (2007)


Cruz García, Ana

Locura y Feminidad: Representaciones de las locas en la obra de Elena Garro, Susana Págano, Ana Castillo y María Amparo Escandón (2007)


Browne, Ken

Roberto Bolaño and the Adaptation of 2666 to the Theatre


Paula Hanley

Historical Analysis of Legal Changes about the Border Post 9-11


MacCana, Tristan

Representations of Narcoculture

Goals of the Centre

  • Produce world-leading research in the area of Mexican Studies with particular focus on contemporary cultural studies including literature, cinema, art and other forms.
  • To become the leading academic research centre for Mexican Studies in Ireland through publications and other research outputs; research activity; doctoral research.
  • To forge strong partnerships locally, nationally and internationally to support research activity.
  • To act as a research focus for the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies through a dynamic programme of activities that includes research seminars by leading academics in Mexican Studies as well as readings and talks by distinguished Mexican writers and critics.
  • To develop external engagement agenda through the forging of links with the Mexican community through community engagement events and activities.
  • To develop international partnerships through collaboration.
  • To support and develop doctoral research in Mexican Studies.
  • To act as a focal point for interdisciplinary engagement with other research centres.

Centre for Mexican Studies

Room 1.51, First Floor - Block B East, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork Ireland