RHS Centenary Fellow (6 months)
Thesis title: ‘“Horizon on Horizon”: Representing Patagonian Nature, 1774-1949’
Liz is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at University College London. She works at the intersections of history and cultural studies. Her AHRC-funded research analyses the evolution of representations of Patagonia in the south of Argentina and Chile using a diverse body of material including cartography, photography, literature, and voyage accounts from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Liz’s thesis considers why and how the tropes of hostility and desolation have come to be the defining factors in non-indigenous understandings of Patagonia, and asks what we can learn from these historical processes about humanity’s relationships with the natural world.