I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich, on a three-year project called “Modernity and the Landscape in Latin America“, run by Jens Andermann and funded by the Swiss National Fund. Before that I worked at the University of Leeds, the Universidad Simón Bolívar and Universidad Central de Venezuela.
My research focuses on different productions and accounts of modernity in the mid-twentieth century, with particular emphasis on autocratic statecraft and spatial and visual technologies. I am also interested in contemporary art and issues of memory, photography and its interface with digital culture.
My doctoral research analysed on the ten-year military dictatorship in Venezuela (1948-58) and the construction of an official discourse of modernity. I received my PhD for the dissertation ¡Venezuela Progresa! Dictatorship, Spectacle and the Construction of Modernity in 2011 from Birkbeck College, University of London, supported by a full-time AHRC grant.
I am currently chair of the LASA Visual Culture Section and a founding member of Venezuela Research Network (http://venezuela-research-network.net).
On this page you’ll find extracts from my work on the urban imaginary of the “new” Caracas in the 1950s, articles I’ve published, an archive of postcards and some personal projects. I also work as an independent translator specialising in culture, the visual arts and film.
Visit this lisablackmoretraducciones.com to look at my translation work.
To see my photographic work, visit lisablackmore-works.net