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; and ‘sites of memory’ (urban toponyms, statues, monuments and museums), specifically the evocation of history and histories that they produce as public narratives, and the counter-narratives (interventions by social actors) that they can 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.
Culture, Media and Creative Industries Department,
King’s College London, University of London.

4AAIC008 Museums and Heritage: The Basics.

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

> Academic Tutor [2019].

Realising Opportunities.
Widening Participation Department,
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.