Martin Bowen-Silva

Associate Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies; Global Network Associate Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA, PhD École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Research Areas: communication and politics in the Atlantic World, construction of a transatlantic, revolutionary, and patriotic theater repertoires during the Age of Revolution

Martin Bowen’s research analyzes the relationship between communication and politics in the Atlantic World. His main areas of interest are Latin America and the Iberian Atlantic during the Age of Revolution.

Bowen has written articles on Chile’s Unidad Popular (1970-1973) and its cultural project, the history of the body in Colonial Latin America, as well as the relationship between social prejudices and laughter in Chile’s postcolonial theater plays. His current research explores the construction of a transatlantic, revolutionary, and patriotic theater repertoires during the Age of Revolution, focusing on Vittorio Alfieri’s theater plays and their circulation in the Iberian Atlantic.

Bowen has studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Before joining NYU Abu Dhabi, he taught at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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