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Lucy O'Sullivan

Lucy O'SullivanTeaching Fellow

Tel: TBC

Room: 4.07 Humanities Building

Postal address: School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Humanities Building, University Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Lucy came to Warwick from the University of Oxford where she taught Spanish American literature and translation.

Research interests

Lucy's research interests lie primarily in Mexican visual and literary culture from the early post-revolution period to the 1950s. Her doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Diego Rivera and Juan Rulfo: Post-Revolutionary Body Politics (1920-1965)’ traced shifting intellectual and artistic interpretations of post-revolutionary nationhood in Mexico through a comparative reading of the bodily imagery presented in the murals of Diego Rivera and the fictional and photographic works of Juan Rulfo. Lucy's current research focuses on the role of visual propaganda in the ongoing struggle between the post-revolutionary Mexican state and popular catholic movements such as the Cristeros and the Sinarquistas in Mexico between 1920 and 1945, exploring to what extent these conflicts can be considered a 'war of images'.


DPhil, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

MA in Hispanic Studies, University College London

BA in Spanish and Italian, Trinity College Dublin


“The Politics of the In-Between: The Negotiation of Urban Space in Juan Rulfo’s Photographs of Mexico City” in Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality in Latin America (London: Institute of Latin American Studies, 2018).

"Diego Rivera and Juan O’Gorman: Post-Revolutionary Architectural Anatomies", Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (forthcoming)

Office Hours

Please email me to arrange a meeting time.


Undergraduate modules