Dr Abeyami [ Abeyamí ] Ortega Domínguez

Research Associate

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My research explores how visual cultures relate to the production and countering of social inequalities, from intersectional perspectives and antiracist frameworks.

I have conducted research on racism, visuality, and citizenship in Mexico; on art practices and social justice struggles in transnational contexts; and on migration, embodied aesthetics, and cultural heritage.

An integral interest in my work is to engage academic practices with social justice issues. This has lead me to co-convene collaborative projects linking scholarly, activist, and artistic work through creative methods in different settings and with diverse collaborators in Latin and North America, Africa, and Europe. 

My teaching has also been guided by the interest to promote social justice through critical thinking and with this focus I taught supervisions at the University of Cambridge and lectured at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National School of Anthropology in Mexico.

Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the AHRC-funded project Comics and Race in Latin America (Dr James Scorer, PI; Prof. Peter Wade, Co-I).

I did a PhD at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London, was Associate PhD Student at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, and hold degrees in Mesoamerican Studies from UNAM and in Anthropology from the National School of Anthropology and History.

Email: maria.ortegadominguez@manchester.ac.uk 

Areas of expertise

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms


  • Visual Culture, anti-racism, Social Justice, art-activism, critical transfeminism

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy Loughborough University

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