Lecturer in Spanish and Translation Studies at the University of Surrey.
Dr Lucy Bell is a lecturer in Spanish and Translation Studies at the University of Surrey. She has published widely in literary studies, critical theory and Latin American Studies. Her first book was entitled The Latin American Short Story at its Limits: Fragmentation, Hybridity and Intermediality. She is currently leading an AHRC-funded project entitled Precarious Publishing in Latin America: Relations, Meaning and Community in Movement (July 2017 – September 2019), with anthropologist Alex Flynn (Durham University). This collaborative, transnational and multi-disciplinary project takes a fresh look at editoriales cartoneras (waste-picking publishers) in Mexico and Brazil from literary, cultural and anthropological perspectives. As well as producing a number of journal articles and a book, her research team will be carrying out an ambitious set of impact activities in the UK, Brazil and Mexico: an exhibition for the general public and a series of book-making workshops for school groups in São Paulo; the creation of cartonera collections with project partners at the British Library, Senate House Library and Cambridge University Library; and the publication of blogs and articles in the UK, Brazil and Mexico.