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Tom Winterbottom



Building 260, room 243

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Tom Winterbottom

Lecturer in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.

Tom Winterbottom received his PhD in Iberian and Latin American Cultures from Stanford University in 2015, where he currently teaches. He published his first book, A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889: Glorious Decadence (Palgrave), in 2016. He has published peer-reviewed articles in Brasiliana and Nuevo Texto Crítico on Latin American literature and film, as well as frequently contributing essays on a variety of topics to Public Books. In addition, he was the guest editor of a special issue of the Peace Review journal on the topic of disaster capitalism (June 2018). He is a co-editor of the forthcoming volume Transpoectic Exchange: Haroldo de Campos, Octavio Paz, and Other Mulitversal Dialogues (Bucknell University Press) and his chapter on the poetics of landscape in Patricio Guzmán's cinema was recently published in the volume Human Rights, Social Movements, and Acitivism in Contemporary Latin American Cinema.
He teaches a range of Spanish language and cultural immersion classes, and has previously taught Portuguese. Additionally, he has recently taught or teaches the following seminars:
ILAC 227: The Making of Modern Brazil (Winter 2019)
ILAC 256A: Landscapes in Latin American Cinema (Spring 2018)
ILAC 269: Realismo mágico vs. lo real maravilloso (Winter 2018)


PhD, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University, 2015
MA, Latin American Cultural Studies, The University of Manchester, 2008