Dr Lorna Dillon is a Leverhulme Fellow in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences. She is a member of the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) and the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI). Her research specialism is Latin American art and culture. Her current project 'The Symbolic in Processes of Transitional Justice' looks at the way textile art is used in Latin America to campaign against human rights abuses.
After completing her PhD at King's College London, Lorna moved to the University of Cambridge where she worked in academic administration before joining the University of Kent as an associate lecturer and facilitator on the project 'War and Nation: Identity and the Process of State Building in South America'. She has also taught at King's College London and the University of Aberdeen.
Lorna’s PhD was on the Chilean artist Violeta Parra. Her recent publications include:
- Violeta Parra: Life and Work (2017)
- “Repositioning the Popular: The Hybrid Aesthetics of Violeta Parra’s Paintings Machitún, Las tres Pascualas and Casamiento de negros” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture No 36, (2018)
She has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (via the Culture Capital Exchange) and the Institute of Fine Art of the University of New York.