Lisa Blackmore

After studying languages at the University of Cambridge, I received AHRC grants to complete a MA and PhD in Latin American Studies at Birkbeck College, London.

My research focuses on different productions and accounts of modernity in Venezuela, memory, archive and space. I also work on the legacy of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and the role of images in mediating relationships between the body politic and the state.

I moved to Venezuela in 2005 to immerse myself in the context of my research and from 2011-13 I worked at the Universidad Simón Bolívar and Universidad Central de Venezuela. I returned to the UK in 2013 and joined the University of Leeds in September.

Alongside my academic work, I am also a curator, translator and sporadic image-maker.

You can find Lisa on Twitter as @lisa_blackmore, follow her research at and her images at