International Politics
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International Politics

Dr Holly Eva Ryan

Department of International Politics

E: Holly.Ryan.1@city.ac.uk 

Thesis title: Bringing the Visual into Focus: Street Art in Contentious Politics

Supervisors: Dr Tom Davies and Dr David Williams

Dr Ryan completed her PhD in 2013. Her doctoral thesis drew together insights from aesthetics and social movement theory to explore the function of art-activism during the move to democracy in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Since 2013, Dr Ryan has been a Visiting Lecturer and Research Fellow with the Department of International Politics. Her ongoing research sits at the intersections of aesthetics and critical International Relations theory.

Publications

Journal articles

Ryan, H.E. (2015) Affect's Effects: Considering Art-activism and the 2001 Argentine Crisis. Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest. 14:1, pp. 42-57

Book chapters

Ryan, H.E. and Czaplicki Cabezas, S. (Forthcoming) Unauthorised Voices: Community Radio and Indigenous Identity, in Ryan, H., Martins, R., de Barros, M., and Cunha, A. Hispano-Lusophone Community Media: identity, cultural politics, difference. London: Sean Kingston Publishers

Ryan, H.E. (Forthcoming) Moving Forwards, Looking Backwards: Os Anos de Chumbo, Tupinãodá and the new politics of memory in Brazil, in Fuggle, S. and Henri, T. Return to the Street. London: Pavement Books

Ryan, H.E. (Forthcoming) 'Os Anos de Chumbo', Grupo Tupinãodá and the possibilities of street art for resistance, in Martins, R., and Canevacci, M. Lusophone Hip-hop. 'Who we are' and 'where we are': identity, urban culture and belonging. London: Sean Kingston Publishers

Ryan, H.E. (2013) Between mimicry, amnesia and exploitative rediscovery: Benemeritos de la Utopia and the possibilities for an autonomous Bolivian art, in Aramayo, J. (ed.) Benemeritos de la Utopia The Aesthetics of Commitment. Bolivia: Arte Para Todos

Edited collections

Martins, R., Ryan, H.E., de Barros, M., and Cunha, A. (Forthcoming) Hispano-Lusophone Community Media: identity, cultural politics, difference. London: Sean Kingston Publishers

Media

Ryan, H.E. (2014) Indignação! Brazilian street art in its historical context. The Conversation AU. Available from: https://theconversation.com/indigna-o-brazilian-street-art-in-its-historical-context-27926