Dr Joey Whitfield

Dr Joey Whitfield

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Latin American Studies

Summary: Contemporary Latin American literature and film especially the themes of crime, violence and the actions of the state in the war on drugs.

Location: Michael Sadler

Teaching Commitments: SPPO 3670 'Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Latin American Culture'


Dr Joey Whitfield is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. He researches the themes of crime, violence, and the representation of the state in contemporary Latin American literature and film. His doctoral thesis was a comparative study of Latin American prison writing, focused most closely on Cuba and Peru although he also researches Mexico, Costa Rica, Bolivia and Brazil. He is interested in literary translation, particularly of non-traditional literatures such as prisoner writing, testimonial texts, and anarchist cultural production. His postdoctoral research is on the cultural politics of the 'war on drugs'.