Professor Mark Thurner

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Professor Mark Thurner
BA (hons) [Beloit College]; MA [University of Wisconsin-Madison]; PhD [University of Wisconsin-Madison]
Professor of Latin American Studies, University of London; Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
Institute of Latin American Studies
Room 227 Second floor, Senate House (South Block)
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Cultural memory, Globalization & Development, History, Language and Literature (Spanish), Philosophy
Research keywords:
Historiography, Museum Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Latin American History, Anthropology, Theory of History
Europe, South America
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Dr. Mark Thurner is an internationally recognized senior scholar in the fields of Latin American History and Anthropology. Mark joined ILAS and SAS in 2014. His current research concerns the history and theory of historiography and museography in Latin America and Europe. He is particularly keen to supervise promising postgraduates developing pioneering research programmes in intellectual and cultural history, the history of anthropology and of natural history, postcolonial studies, and museum studies.

Spoken Written
Spanish Fluent Fluent
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Dec-2015 Historical Theory through a Peruvian Looking-Glass

Journal articles

 History and Theory 54:4

01-Dec-2015 In the Museum of the Museum

Journal articles

01-Jul-2015 An Old New World for the History of Historiography

Journal articles

 Storia della Storiografia 67:1

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:


Border Crossings: Latin America and the Global History of Knowledge Institute of Latin American Studies
Project period: 01-Jan-2016 - 31-Dec-2019

Research interests: History, Philosophy

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