Dr Eamon McCarthy

SL in Spanish and Latin American Studies

Spanish Stirling

Dr Eamon McCarthy

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About me

I joined Stirling as Senior Lecturer in Spanish & Latin American Studies in 2023 having previously worked in University of Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast.

My research explores gender and sexuality across the Spanish-speaking world, with a particular focus on Argentina.

I have taken on a range of administrative roles related to Quality Assurance and Learning and Teaching. I am currently PGR Director for the Division of Literature and Languages.

I am an assistant editor for the Bulletin of Spanish Studies and the Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies. I am also secretary of the Society for Latin American Studies.

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Associate Editor, Bulletin of Spanish Studies & Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies


My work as a researcher is driven by a preoccupation with marginalised voices and centres around questions of gender and sexuality. My publications to date cross visual and literary cultures, an approach that stems from my belief that artistic expression, whether in writing or through visual media, allows people to think through the ways in which society is organised and to question assumptions. I have worked extensively on the Borges siblings and have published a monograph dedicated to Norah Borges. At present, I am continuing my research related to women artists working in the Spanish-speaking world and am also currently working on a project on queer Argentine fiction.

I would be happy to supervise students in any of the following areas:

Gender & Sexuality Studies (including Queer Studies)

Visual Cultures (particularly women painters & Latin American cinema)

Latin American literature & culture (20th & 21st Centuries)

The historical avant-garde (Spain and Latin America)

Outputs (20)



McCarthy E (2020) Contingency Planning for International Placements (‘mobilities’). QAA. https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/guidance/contingency-planning-for-international-placements.pdf. https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/guidance/contingency-planning-for-international-placements.pdf

Book Review

McCarthy E (2019) Review: LORI COLE, Surveying the Avant-Garde: Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2018. xiv + 240 pp.. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 96 (8), pp. 1343-1365. https://doi.org/10.1080/14753820.2019.1667628

Book Chapter

McCarthy E (2015) Norah Borges: el arte de la negociación. In: Modernidad y vanguardia: rutas de intercambio entre España y Latinoamérica (1920-1970). Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, pp. 23-30.

Book Chapter

McCarthy E (2014) Evita. In: World Film Locations: Buenos Aires. Intellect Books, pp. 64-65.

Book Chapter

McCarthy E (2014) El bonaerense. In: World Film Locations: Buenos Aires. Intellect Books, pp. 92-93.



I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and my teaching is broadly related to Spanish and Latin American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

I teach language and culture at all levels in the Spanish and Latin American Studies programme and contribute to team taught courses across both the Division and Faculty.

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