Dr Peter Watt

School of Languages and Cultures

Lecturer

p.watt@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0544

Full contact details

Dr Peter Watt
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Research interests

Peter’s research interests include narcotrafficking and organised crime, white collar crime, issues relating to the protection of human rights, US/Latin American relations, the media and freedom of expression and new social movements in Latin America.

He is co-author of Drug War Mexico. Politics, Violence and Neoliberalism in the New Narcoeconomy, Zed Books, 2012.

Publications

Books

  • Watt P & Zepeda R (2012) Drug War Mexico: Politics, Neoliberalism and Violence in the New Narcoeconomy. Zed Books. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Pansters W, Smith B & Watt P (Eds.) (2017) Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice. London: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

  • Watt P (2010) Saving History from Oblivion in Guerrero. MON REV, 61(10), 50-58. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Watt P (2010) Mexico’s Secret Dirty War. Sincronía. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Watt P (2009) The Invisible Tyranny of the Mexican Media: Tlatelolco and Beyond. Sincronía. RIS download Bibtex download

Chapters

  • Watt P & Zepeda R (2014) Perspectives of Decriminalization and Legalization of Illicit Drugs In Rosen J & Zepeda R (Ed.), Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas: Trends in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 223-232). Maryland: Lexington Books. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones GA & Watt P (2014) Violence and Insecurity in Mexico In West J (Ed.), South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2015 London: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Watt P () The Legalization Debate In Zepeda R & Rosen J (Ed.), Cooperation and the War on Drugs: Trends in the 21st Century Lexington Press RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Peter is currently supervising PhD theses on the drug war in Mexico and representations of Bolivia in the UK media.

Teaching activities

Dr. Peter Watt teaches modules on Latin American Politics, History and Cinema as well as Spanish language. He is coordinator for the Hispanic Studies year abroad and graduate tutor.

Professional activities

Peter organises the annual Hispanic Studies Concert.