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University of Sheffield (UK)
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Argentina, Cultural History, Children's Culture, Magazines, Print Cultures, Digital
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About Me

Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

PhD King’s College London (2009)

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellow, 2016-19

Principal Investigator British Academy GCRF Diverse Childhoods and Educational Inequalities in Post-Pandemic Argentina 2021-23 (

Co-director of the Great Latin American Women Project (

Recent Publications
  • Rea, L. Children’s Culture and Citizenship in Argentina: A History of Billiken Magazine (1919-2019) (York: White Rose University Press, 2023). Open Access:

    Rea, L. Argentine Serialised Radio Drama in the Infamous Decade, 1930-1943: Transmitting Nationhood (Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013).

  • Rea, L. ‘Trajectories in Argentine Children’s Literature: Constancio C. Vigil and Horacio Quiroga.’ International Research in Children’s Literature 12.1 (2019) 76-89. Special issue on Curating National Histories of Children’s Literature.
  • Rea, L. ‘The Newsboy’s Good Deed: Billiken Magazine’s Construction of Argentine Childhood in 1942.’ Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 12. 1 (2019): 68-87.
  • Rea, L. ‘Education, Popular Literature and Future Citizenship in Argentina’s Billiken Children’s Magazine (1919–1944).’ Global Studies of Childhood3 (2018): 281-291. Special issue on Childhood Studies and Popular Culture.
  • Rea, L. ‘Afro-Porteñas in Héctor Pedro Blomberg’s Historical Romances.’ Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 5 (2015): 583-599.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Gender, Literary History, Material Culture, Women