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ePortfolio of Giulia Champion

2021-2022: Associate Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (IASLink opens in a new window) & Lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre at the University of Essex (hereLink opens in a new window)

2020-2021: Early Career Teaching Fellow with the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATLLink opens in a new window) & Early Career Fellow (IASLink opens in a new window)

Research Interests

My doctoral thesis, funded by the University of Warwick Doctoral College and the Fund for Women Graduates, and my forthcoming monograph (Palgrave Macmillan 2023) aimed to answer two key questions. First, how can the metaphor of cannibalism be used to describe colonial endeavours and practices from the time Columbus stumbled onto the Caribbean in 1492 to current neo-liberal practices of extractivism taking place in that region and Latin America more broadly? Second, how do postcolonial cultural productions from that region register different types of resource extraction and their relation to anthropogenic climate change through metaphors of consumption?

I currently work on trans-disciplinary approaches to climate change communication, issues of ecological reparation and belongings, the Blue Humanities and Latin American Studies. Find out more about my research and that of some of my brilliant colleagues on coastal communities, the ocean and COP26 in this podcast here.Link opens in a new window

Publications and Editorial Roles



Conference papers and talks


  • 2019-2021 - Society for French Studies (SFS)
  • 2018-2021 - Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)
  • 2018-2021 - Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
  • 2018-2021 - Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • 2017-2020 - Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA)
  • 2017-2020 - British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA)
  • 2018-2019 - British Association for American Studies (BAAS)
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