Iona Macintyre

Senior Lecturer

  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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50 George Square

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After a first degree in Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow and completing her PhD at the University of Nottingham, Dr Iona Macintyre joined DELC in 2007. Her doctoral thesis looked at the woman question in nineteenth-century Argentina. Iona is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research summary

Iona’s broad research interests are in the writing (including narrative, poetry, and political and historical writing), history, and culture of nineteenth-century Spanish America and Brazil. Within this she works primarily on Argentina, history of the book, gender studies, popular print forms (particularly conduct literature), Spanish American independence, and transatlantic relations. She is involved in supervising PhD theses on nineteenth and twentieth century Latin American writing with an emphasis on history and politics, as well as in Translation Studies. Iona is eager to develop group projects on Latin American topics with both staff and students. As part of the River Plate Research Cluster she has co-organised visits from contemporary Argentinian writers. She also took part in the collaborative project ‘Scottish–Uruguayan perspectives on place and belonging’ with colleagues in Scotland and the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2009 and 2010. In 2012 she was co-investigator on the community project ‘Women and Independence in Latin America’ which involved close collaboration with the Museo de la Mujer in Buenos Aires. She co-organised ‘One Region, Many Peoples’, an interdisciplinary seminar series on race in Latin America, with colleagues in Hispanic Studies and History in 2013.

Project activity

Iona is currently involved in a project on the circulation of Scottish Enlightenment ideas in nineteenth century South America.

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