Dr Tatiana Heise
- Senior Lecturer (Hispanic Studies)
Dr. Tatiana Heise is principal investigator of the project Memories of the Dictatorship which examines the role of cinema in reconstructing collective memories of traumatic socio-political events in the Southern Cone. Her forthcoming book, Transnational Memories and Post-Dictatorship Cinema: Chile, Brazil and Argentina, will be published with Palgrave Macmillan (2022). This project, funded by The Leverhulme Trust and The Carnegie Trust, has so far resulted in a journal article and chapters in edited collections (see publications for details). Prior to this project, Heise published on political cinema, documentary activism, the sociology of cinema and Brazilian culture. Her main research interests are in the areas of Latin American Culture and Society (with special focus on Brazil and the Southern Cone), Memory Studies, Film Studies and Ecocriticism. She is a frequent collaborator of the Havana-Glasgow Festival in Glasgow, IberoDocs (Glasgow, Edinburgh) and other cultural events in Scotland.
She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, an MA in the Sociology of Contemporary Culture from the University of York’s Sociology Department and an MPhil in the Sciences of Communication from the University of São Paulo. Prior to her appointment at the University of Glasgow, Heise worked as Lecturer in the Department of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Manchester and as Teaching Associate at the University of York’s Film, Theatre and Television Department. She has worked for an environmental and animal welfare organisation in the Amazon region of Brazil and she has a prior career as a journalist in São Paulo.
2017-2018 The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship: "Memories of the Dictatorship" (Brazil, Chile and Argentina).
2016 The Carnegie Trust: Brazilian postdictatorship cinema.
2003-2004 CAPES (Brazil).
Tatiana Heise welcomes proposals from prospective research students in the following areas:
- Latin American culture (mainly Brazil, Chile and Argentina)
- Film Studies
- Memory Studies
- Brazilian history and society
- Boudiaf, Hamid
Transmitting and Preserving Kabyle Language and Oral Culture beyond Homeland: An Ethnographic Approach
- Campello Gramelius, Misha
Feminine writing and translation in the works of Clarice Lispector, Ali Smith and Wendy Guerra
I have supervised PhD theses and postgraduate projects in the following areas: cultural identities; Argentinean cinema; political cinema (Brazil and Europe); Memory Studies; Ecocriticism and Comparative Literature.
MLitt in Comparative Literature
MsC in Translation Studies
MLitt in Film Studies (FTV)
Classic European Cinema
Latin American Cinema (Exploring Latin America through Film)
Comparative Literature (Intercultural Readings and Myths & Modern Imagination)
Core Culture Level 2
Portuguese Senior Honours
Portuguese Language 2
Portuguese Culture 2
Graduate School Convenor for the College of Arts