Lucy Taylor

Dr, BA University of London (Queen Mary), MPhil Glasgow University, PhD Manchester University

  • Aberystwyth University
    International Politics Building

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1995 …2022

Research activity per year

Personal profile


Lucy is a Latin Americanist (Argentina specialist) working on questions of colonialism and citizenship in Welsh Patagonia. She has been very active in Latin American studies in the UK, involved in the Bulletin of Latin American Research and Society for Latin American Studies, the largest academic society for Latin Americanists in Europe. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Settler Colonial Studies and is leading a theme on the University's application for the Race Equality Charter. She is also very active in the Department's Diversity Working Group and the University's Women in Research group. Lucy speaks English, Spanish and Welsh.


PhD Supervision
Latin America (especially Argentina and Chile),
Decolonial and Indigenous politics
Social Movements

Wales, colonialism and Welsh Patagonia 

Research interests

Lucy's current research explores critical approaches to citizenship. She works with decolonial and settler colonial theory, applying these insights to lived experiences in Welsh Patagonia, Argentina and Wales. Her archive-based research asks critical questions of the mythologies that surround the Welsh in Patagonia to explore theoretical insights. These include: the colonial tensions of settler-indigenous ‘friendship’ Welsh Patagonia in global perspective; moral capital, righteousness and political power. She is now exploring the impact of narratives about Welsh Patagonia on Welsh society today in order to add Y Wladfa into discussions on decolonization and anti-racism to current Welsh policy.  Her book on settler colonialism and Y Wladfa will be published by Wales University Press in September 2024.     

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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