Andrew João Carvalho Nunes (b. 1986) is a PhD candidate in the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies department at King’s College London.

My main research interest is culture. Engaging with various critical perspectives and theories from a variety of different fields of study, I focus on Portuguese societal issues and trends. At times this can include issues relating to Brazil and the rest of the Portuguese-speaking world. In this cultural ‘Lusophone’ context, interests include history and politics in shaping culture (material and non-material); postcolonialism (the cultural legacies of Portuguese colonialism); and sites of imperial and colonial memory (urban toponyms, statues, monuments and museums about empire), specifically the evocation of history and histories that they produce as public narratives, and the counter-narratives (interventions by social actors) that they may elicit.

 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS :

Luso-Retro: Past and Present Portuguese Representations of Mid-Twentieth Century Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana Subculture (Cambridge: Tágides Books, 2019).

 
TEACHING :

> Seminar Tutor (GTA) [2021].

5AAIC006 Culture and Activism.

Bachelor of Arts – Culture, Media and Creative Industries.
Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries,
King’s College London, University of London.

4AAIC008 Museums and Heritage: The Basics.

Bachelor of Arts – Culture, Media and Creative Industries.
Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries,
King’s College London, University of London.

> Academic Tutor [2019].

Realising Opportunities.
Department of Widening Participation,
King’s College London, University of London.

 
EDUCATION :

Doctor of Philosophy,
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Research [2019-2023].
King’s College London, University of London.

Master of Research,
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Cultural Studies [2017-2018].
Birkbeck College, University of London.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours),
Iberian and Latin American Studies (Portuguese) [2014-2017].
Birkbeck College, University of London.

Diploma,
English Literature, History, Sociology [2013-2014].
Cambridge Regional College.

 
MUSEUM/HERITAGE SITE EXPERIENCE :

Visitor Services – King’s Chapel [2017-2020].
King’s College,
University of Cambridge.

Gallery Assistant [2016].
Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology,
University of Cambridge.

Visitor Experience Assessor – Death on the Nile Exhibition [2016].
Fitzwilliam Museum,
University of Cambridge.

Visitor Services – Photo London [2016].
Somerset House,
Somerset House Trust.