I am a postgraduate student at St Antony’s College. Born and raised in the UK, I hold a BA in Modern Languages and Cultures (French and Spanish) from Durham University. I also spent a year abroad completing internships in France, Spain and Argentina. Studying conference interpreting introduced me to discourse on international relations, public health and migration, and my arts background has sparked my interest in analysing trends across Latin America based on race, gender and social class. Besides languages, my second passion is wine, and that has provided me with a gateway through which to explore the history, geography and culture of the region. While living in Mendoza, Argentina, I began my journey as an author at the South America Wine Guide.
My main area of interest is studying nomadic cultures since I am of Romani descent myself. For my undergraduate dissertation, I conducted online interviews with Argentinian gauchos which I then compared with portraits of gaucho identity in national myths. During my time here at the Latin American Centre in Oxford, I intend to develop my research into gaucho culture in the contemporary context and I am also looking forward to learning Portuguese. Besides studying, you can find me cooking and writing about wine.