Katie Brown is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Exeter. She specializes in contemporary Latin American culture, with a particular focus on Venezuela. Her main research interests are the circulation of people (travel, migration and exile) and of texts (publishing, cultural policy and translation), especially how the two relate to each other and to questions of identity. She also researches and teaches about intermedialty and cultural responses to politics in the 20th and 21st century.
Her PhD, completed at King’s College London in 2016, focused on the cultural policy of the ‘Bolivarian’ government in Venezuela and discussions about why and how to write in fiction from the period. This forms the basis of her first monograph, Writing and the Revolution: Venezuelan Metafiction (2004-2012), published by Liverpool University Press (2019), as well as an article in the Bulletin of Latin American Research.
She is passionate about making Latin American literature accessible not only in the classroom but also to the wider public through translation. She co-edited Crude Words: Contemporary Writing from Venezuela (Ragpicker Press, 2016) and regularly shares translations online, particularly through Latin American Literature Today: http://www.latinamericanliteraturetoday.org/en