Biography

My background is in Latin American Studies, and I have been a full-time lecturer at UEA since January 2009. I teach on Latin American film and media, Latin American popular culture, and the history, societies and political cultures of Latin America.

I am a member of the Society for Latin American Studies and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and I have links with several organisations which aim to disseminate information about social justice, human rights and environmental issues in Latin America. I also work closely with Norfolk Minorities Attainment and Achievement Service (MAAS) to organise ‘Gypsy/Traveller Taster Days’ at UEA, raising awareness of the challenges and issues faced by ethnic minorities in HE and providing opportunities for inter-cultural exchange. I am on the executive committee of the Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers (ACERT) and am an associated member of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies. I am also a member of the Migration Research Network www.uea.ac.uk/economics/research/research-groups/migration-research-network

In my free time, I am an amateur musician and played for many years with local Klezmer band, Klunk.

All Publications

Marsh, H.

(2018)

We Shall Not Be Moved/No Nos Moverán: Biography of a Song of Struggle - by Spener, David,

in Bulletin of Latin American Research

37

(1)

pp. 114-116

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2017)

The Militant Song Movement in Latin America: Chile, Uruguay and Argentina - by Vila, Pablo,

in Bulletin of Latin American Research

36

(3)

pp. 387–388

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2017)

Chilean New Song: The Political Power of Music, 1960s–1973 - by McSherry, J. Patrice,

in Bulletin of Latin American Research

36

(1)

pp. 116–117

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2016)

Hugo Chávez, Alí Primera and Venezuela: The Politics of Music in Latin America,

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 978-1-137-57967-6

Full Text UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2014)

'George Borrow and the Representation of English Gypsies’,

in Journal of the George Borrow Trust.

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2013)

‘La cultura es el pueblo: Cultural Policy for 21st Century Socialism’.,

in Alternativa Bolivariana para las Americas (ALBA) and Counter-Globalization: Resistance and the Construction of 21st Century Socialism.

Routledge

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2012)

Popular Music and Human Rights I and II. Ian Peddie (ed.). Ashgate,

in Volume: The French Journal of Popular Music Studies

9

(1)

pp. 177-181

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2011)

Música Norteña: Mexican Migrants Creating a Nation between Nations. Cathy Ragland. Temple University Press,

in Popular Music

30

(1)

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2010)

Writing our History in Songs: Judith Reyes, Popular Music and the Student Movement of 1968,

in Reflections on Mexico '68

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2010)

The Sowing of a Singer: Ali Primera and New Song in Contemporary Venezuela,

in Sounds of the Overground: Music and Everyday Life.

Turka: International Institute for Popular Culture

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2009)

Governing Sound: the Cultural Politics of Trinidad’s Carnival Musics. Jocelyne Guilbault. University of Chicago Press,

in Popular Music

28

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2009)

‘“Not Easy Listening?” British Gypsies and their Music’,

in World Music: The Rough Guide.

Rough Guides: London.

(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2007)

Black Rhythms of Peru: Reviving African Musical Heritage in the Black Pacific. Heidi Carolyn Feldman. Wesleyan University Press: Connecticut,

in Popular Music

26

(3)

pp. 513-514

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2007)

The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest. Ed. Ian Peddie. Ashgate,

in Popular Music

26

(2)

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H., Papanikolau, D.

(2007)

Singing Poets: Literature and Popular Music in France and Greece. Dimitris Papanikolau. Legenda: Oxford,

in Popular Music

27

(2)

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2006)

Gabriela Mistral: Selected Poems. Translators Paul Burns and Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres. Aris & Phillips,

in In Other Words: The Journal for Literary Translators

28

(Winter)

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Marsh, H.

(2005)

Remembering Arthur Miller,

in Remembering Arthur Miller.

Methuen: London

ISBN 0413775526

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My research interests are focused on Latin America and include popular music and social activism, politics and popular culture, collective memory and identity, internal displacement in Colombia, music and social movements, and the use of popular music in the construction of political discourses in Venezuela during the Chávez period. I also research Romani contributions to cultural heritage in Ireland and the UK.

My book, Hugo Chávez and Alí Primera in Venezuela: The Politics of Music in Latin America, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. 

I am currently a co-researcher for 'Moving with Risk', an ESRC-funded project led by the School of International Development, UEA:

https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/research-and-consultancy/research-projects/moving-with-risk

Teaching Interests

I am module organiser for:

  • An Introduction to Popular Culture in Latin America
  • An Introduction to Latin American Film
  • Latin America and the World
  • Post-GCSE Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish Language I and II
  • Dissertation in Language and Culture

I also lecture on Latin American history, politics and culture.

 

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Academic Presentations
  • 29 April 2017. Sare Patria: Romani Action conference, New York University. Paper title: 'Representations of "Gypsy Music" in the UK'.  
  • 13 May 2016. Dialogical seminar on Education, culture and politics in Latin America and Europe. EDU, UEA
  • 1 November 2014. ‘Popular Music and Politics in Venezuela in the Chávez Period’. Latin American Music Seminar, Royal Holloway, University of London.

  • 19-20 September 2014. ‘The Aesthetics of Politics and the Politics of Aesthetics in Contemporary Venezuela, University of Cambridge’.University of Cambridge. Paper title: ‘The Politics of Music in Venezuela in the Chávez Period’

  •  15 April 2014. Sound Affects, AHRC Network on Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change. University of East Anglia. Paper title: ‘Popular music and politics in Venezuela in the Chávez period: ‘New Song’ and 21st Century Bolivarianism’.

  • 7-8 June 2013. ‘Changing the Tune’. University of Strasbourg.  Paper title ‘Alí Primera’s songs as contested space in contemporary Venezuela’

  • 1 December 2011. Seminar on cultural politics in contemporary Venezuela at the Research Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool.
  • 16th-17th April 2010. Organiser of conference Mi pueblo me hace cantar: Music and Politics in Latin America. University of East Anglia.
  • 9-10 April 2010. Annual conference of the Society for Latin American Studies. Paper title 'La cultura es el pueblo: Bolivarian Cultural Policy'. University of Bristol.
  • 22-24 January 2010. Conference ‘The Pink Tide: reconfiguring Politics, Power and Political Economy in the Americas?’ University of Nottingham. Paper Title: ‘Bolivarianism and Cultural Politics; What’s New?’
  • 13-17 July 2009. Biannual conference of the International Association of the Study of Popular Music. University of Liverpool. Paper title: ‘“Will There Be Any Travellers in Heaven?”: British Gypsies and their Impact on the British Folk Tradition’.
  • 26-27 March 2009. Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies. University of Leeds. Paper title: ‘Whose Heritage? Cultural Policy and Civil Society in Contemporary Venezuela’.
  • 26-27 September 2008. University of Newcastle. Conference: ‘Tlatelolco: Forty Years Later’. Paper title: ‘Ayeres de Tlatelolco: Writing History in our Songs. The Protest Music of Judith Reyes and José de Molina’.
  • 1-2 July 2008. University of Cambridge. Conference: ‘Memory Maps: Image, Place and Story’. Paper title: ‘At the Atchin Tan: Gypsies, Music and Memory in East Anglia and South-East England’.
  • 28-30 March 2008, Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies. University of Liverpool, Liverpool. Paper title: ‘‘Ya cayó’: the APPO Movement and Resistance Music in Oaxaca, México, 2006-7’.
  • 22-23 November 2007. Conference ‘Conflict and Political Change in Contemporary Colombia and Venezuela’, University of Liverpool. Paper title: ‘Alí Primera and Contemporary Venezuelan Politics’.
  • 25-29 June 2007. Biannual conference of the International Association of the Study of Popular Music. Mexico City, Mexico. Paper title: ‘Alí Primera and the Construction of Bolivarianism in Contemporary Venezuela’.
  • 13-15 April 2007. Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies. University of Newcastle, Newcastle. Convenor of panel ‘Music and Politics in Latin America’ and co-convenor of panel ‘Music in Latin America: Memory, Activism and Social Change’. Paper title: ‘The Sound of Bolivarianism in Contemporary Venezuela’.
  • 23-25 July 2006. Conference: ‘Popular Musics of the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds’ University of Newcastle, Newcastle. Paper title: ‘El padre cantor: Alí Primera and nueva canción in Venezuela.
  • 7-10 July 2006. Conference: ‘Collective memory and Uses of the Past’. University of East Anglia, Norwich. Paper title: ‘Popular Music, Collective memory and Political Change in Contemporary Venezuela’.
  • 17 May 2006. Conference: ‘Sounds of the Overground’. Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool, Liverpool. Paper title: ‘Ubiquitous Alí: Popular Music and Bolivarianism in Contemporary Venezuela’.
  • Departmental Seminars:
  • 16 May 2009. Latin American Music Seminar. Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Paper title: "Writing History in our Songs": The Mexican Student Movement of 1968 & the Protest Music of José de Molina & Judith Reyes.
  • 9 December 2008. PSI Research Seminar, UEA. ‘La cultura es el pueblo: Cultural Policy in Contemporary Venezuela’.
  • 17 October 2008. HIS Research Seminar, UEA. ‘Will there be any Travellers in Heaven? Gypsies, Music and Memory’.
  • 15 January 2008. Latin American Research Group, School of Development Studies, UEA. Seminar on music and politics in contemporary Venezuela.
  • 4 November 2006. Latin American Music Seminar. Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Paper title: ‘Alí Primera: huella profunda sobre esta tierra. Canto necesario in Contemporary Venezuela

Professional Activities

Invited talks/Public Lectures/Engagement:

 

  • 17 September 2016. Talk on British Gypsies and identity at ACERT conference Identity Now, London.
  • 22 April 2016. The Forum, Norwich. Talk on representations of British Gypsies in the writing of George Borrow, Norwich City of Interculture.
  • 28 February 2016. UEA. Lecture on the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis and his links with Latin America.
  • 29 November 2014. Congress House, London. Latin America 2014 Adelante! Talk on culture and revolution in Latin America.
  • 27 May 2014. The Forum, Norwich. Campus in the City. Talk ‘The Amazing Aztecs’
  • 9 November 2013. Lecture title ‘El hombre es un creador: Víctor Jara and the Leftist Revival of Folk Traditions’. Cambridge Society of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, University of Cambridge
  • 1-2 November 2013.  ‘Norwich and George Borrow: A Celebration’. Paper title ‘At the Atchin tan: Gypsies, Music and Memory in East Anglia and South-East England’. The Assembly Rooms, Norwich
  • July 2013, Bolívar Hall, London. Talk for the book launch of Counter-Globalisation from the South: ALBA and the Construction of “21st Century Socialism”, ed. Thomas Muhr. Routledge
  • 27 April 2013. Conference: The legacy of Hugo Chavez – Showing There is an Alternative in the 21st Century. University of London. Talk on Venezuelan cultural policy in the Chávez period 
  • 17-18 February 2012. Norwich City of Interculture. Public lecture, the Forum, Norwich. ‘What have the Gypsies ever done for us? Gypsies . .....and their contributions to the folk revival of the 1960's’.
  • 2 June 2009. Public lecture: Romany History in East Anglia. Norfolk Family History Association. Great Yarmouth.
  • 2010: Organiser of conference ‘Mi pueblo me hace cantar: music and politics in Latin America', with funding awarded by the Society for Latin American Studies. 
  • 4 April 2009. Symposium Venezuela: Ten Years of Social Transformation. University of Westminster, London. Workshop on cultural policy in contemporary Venezuela.
  • 29 June, 2008. The Playhouse, Norwich. Public talk on globalisation and Latin America.
  • 25 June 2008, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Conference: ‘Researching Contemporary History as it Happens: the Case of Hugo Chávez’.
  • 24 October 2007. Saint Margaret’s Church, Norwich. Music and politics in Venezuela.
  • 10-12 August 2007. El sueño existe, Machynlleth, Wales. Workshop ‘Alí Primera, Popular Music and Political Change in Venezuela’.
  • 2 December 2006. Conference ‘Latin America 2006: Haciendo posible otro mundo/Making another World Possible’. TUC Congress House, London. Paper title: ‘Canto necesario: Musical Activism in Contemporary Venezuela’.
  • 28 October 2006. ‘Venezuela: Democracy and Social Progress’. City Hall, London. Paper title: ‘Culture, Protest and Political Change in Venezuela’.

 

Referee/review Activity

 

The British Journal of Politics and International Relations

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

Bulletin of Latin American Research

Journal of Popular Music Studies

Popular Music

Routledge books

Volume: The French Journal of Popular Music Studies

 

Key Responsibilities

Senior Student Adviser 

Student Partnership Officer

Disability Liaison Officer