Dr Geoffrey Maguire

  • College positions:
    Fellow in Spanish
    Undergraduate Tutor
  • University positions:
    Affiliated Lecturer in Spanish
  • Subjects: Modern & Medieval Languages


MA French and Spanish (University of St Andrews/Paris-Sorbonne University); MLitt Spanish and Latin American Studies (University of St Andrews); PhD Latin American Studies (University of Cambridge)

Research interests

I specialise in contemporary Latin American film, literature and visual art, with particular interests in cultural memory, queer representation, and sexuality and gender. My current research project, entitled Bodies of Water, explores the representation of queer sexualities in Latin American film through theories of temporality and embodiment. I am the author of The Politics of Postmemory (2017) and, with Rachel Randall, New Visions of Adolescence (2018).

Teaching Interests

I teach broadly on undergraduate papers for the Section of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as on the MPhil courses in MMLL, Film Studies, Gender Studies and Latin American Studies. I am currently the Director of the PhD Programme in Latin American Studies (CLAS).


Geoffrey Maguire, ‘Slow Waters: Marco Berger’s Taekwondo and the Queer Erotics of Boredom’, Screen, Vol. 61, No. 2 (Summer 2020), pp. 191-206.

Geoffrey Maguire, ‘Screening the Past: Repetition, Rupture and Reflexivity in Lola Arias’ Minefield/Campo minado’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Autumn 2019), pp. 471-486.

Geoffrey Maguire and Rachel Randall, New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Geoffrey Maguire, ‘Visual Displeasure: Adolescence and the Queer Male Gaze in Marco Berger’s Ausente’, in New Visions of Adolescence: Gender, Class and Politics in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, ed. by Geoffrey Maguire and Rachel Randall (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 33-59.

Geoffrey Maguire, Paul Merchant and Rachel Randall (eds.), ‘House or Home? Domestic Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Cinema’, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Summer 2018).

Geoffrey Maguire, ‘Of Hideouts and Heterotopias: Children, Violence, and the Safe House in Contemporary Argentine Film’, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Summer 2018), pp. 181-204.

Geoffrey Maguire, The Politics of Postmemory: Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Geoffrey Maguire, ‘Playing in Public: Domestic Politics and the Child’s Gaze in Paula Markovitch’s El premio/The Prize’, Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 2017), pp. 3-12.

Geoffrey Maguire, ‘Entre la memoria y la imaginación: la politización de la niñez y la conciencia cinematográfica en Infancia clandestina’, in El pasado inasequible. Desaparecidos, hijos y combatientes en el arte y literatura del nuevo milenio, ed. by Jordana Blejmar (Buenos Aires: EUDUBA, 2016), pp. 249-276.

Geoffrey Maguire, ‘Bringing Memory Home: Historical (Post)Memory and Patricio Pron’s El espíritu de mis padres’, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Spring 2014), pp. 211-228.

Other interests

I sit on the Management Team of the lgbtQ+@Cam programme, which promotes research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies across the University. I am also the Project Co-Lead of the Queer Conceptions research network.