Lee Douglas

Staff details

Lee Douglas


Lecturer, Convenor MA Visual Anthropology




l.douglas (@gold.ac.uk)

A ethnographer, image-maker, and curator, my work considers memory and forgetting in post-violence contexts.

Combining ethnographic research and multimodal media production, I unpack how the past is reconstructed and the future reimagined through collective and individual engagements with the traces of political violence, displacement and decolonization in Spain, Portugal and the Iberian Atlantic. Crossing geographic boundaries, my projects address the legacies of colonialism, fascism and imperial settler projects on the Iberian Peninsula and among its former colonies.

I was the Head Researcher for “Militant Imaginaries, Colonial Memories” (MSCA-IF-2019-895197) which analyzed individual and collective uses of the material and visual traces left by entangled historical events: the Carnation Revolution that marked an end to Estado Novo and Portugal's imperial project and the return migrations sparked by these events.

I am the Co-Editor in Chief of Visual Anthropology Review, a member of the Writing with Light Editorial Collective, and a Working Group Leader for the TRACTS Network.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Sociocultural Anthropology 2017
  • Graduate Certificate in Culture & Media 2015
  • MSc Visual Anthropology 2008

Publications and research outputs