James Scorer

James Scorer is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies in the department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. He is currently the Chair of the Languages Undergraduate Programme Committee and between 2014-2019 he was Co-Director of the Centre for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

His research focuses on Latin American urban imaginaries, particularly those of Buenos Aires, and on Latin American cultural production, especially photography and comics. Between 2016-2019 he was the principal investigator of the international network Comics and the Latin American City, funded by The Leverhulme Trust. In 2021 he will be the principal investigator for a 3-year AHRC-funded project entitled Comics and Race in Latin America (co-I, Prof. Peter Wade).

He is the author of City in Common: Culture and Community in Buenos Aires (SUNY, 2016) and the editor of Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America (UCL, 2020). He is also co-editor of Comics and Memory in Latin America (Pittsburgh, 2017) (also available in Spanish as Cómics y memoria en América Latina (Cátedra, 2019)) and Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America (ILAS, 2019).