I have been at the University of Leeds since 2015, and before then completed my undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, with the help of a Mallinson Scholarship. I have spent much of my professional life in Venezuela, and more recently in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and the UK. My research is situated at the intersections between culture and history in contemporary Latin America, focusing on the forces that make places and communities. To date, my work has examined the ways in which these forces are mediated in visual and textual discourse, and how such discursive practices create social imaginaries in postcolonial and decolonial environments.