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Get to Know Us

AILASA was established in 1993 with several aims, including:

To promote research into and the teaching of Iberian and Latin American Studies in Australasia;

  • to promote the professional development of its members;

  • to promote public awareness of and interest in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America;

  • to stimulate and encourage interchange between Australasia and the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America; and

  • to coordinate and rationalise available resources among member institutions through the interchange of students, teachers and resources.


Bronte Alexander, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant and Sessional Tutor

Bronte Alexander, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant and Sessional Tutor

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Robert Mason
Senior Lecturer

Robert Mason, PhD, is Chair of the 2022 AILASA Conference Organising Committee. He is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. Robert's research focusses on public histories and heritage connected with violent, colonial and contested pasts. He has a particular focus on the entangled histories and heritage of the Spanish, Portuguese and British in Australia, Asia, and the Americas.

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J Renée Clark
PhD Candidate

Renée is a Ph.D. candidate in critical heritage and memory studies at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Her research focuses on how a heritage of dictatorship catalyses attitudes in a democracy during times of national crisis. Her interests concentrate on participatory heritage (most specifically through heritage activism), difficult heritage, heritage of protest, the embodied performances of protest, cultural trauma, postmemory and museum studies. Her Ph.D. project uses Chile’s recent protest movement of O-18 as a case study. Currently, she lives and researches in Ottawa, Canada

Rafael de Azeredo
PhD Candidate

Rafael Azeredo is a PhD candidate and sessional academic at Griffith University. His research interests include sociology of migration, and broader relations between Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. As part of his PhD thesis, Rafael is currently undertaking ethnographic research on Brazilian migration to Queensland, Australia. Rafael also has extensive experience working within Australia’s international education sector.

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