Professor Peter Lambert
Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
1 West North 4.25
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3272
Consultancy and work outside the University
Peter has worked as a consultant on governance and democracy in Paraguay for various organisations, including Freedom House and USAID. He has lectured internationally on democracy in Paraguay, as well as nationally in institutions such as Chatham House, the FCO, Canning House, and ISA, London.
He also works voluntarily for Bristol Links with Nicaragua, an organisation dedicated to raising money for educational projects in and around Bristol’s twin town Puerto Morazán. He is a trustee of the related charity, Friends of Morazán.
Professor Peter Lambert is Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, a specialist on Paraguayan politics, and teaches Latin American history and politics.
Having graduated from Birmingham University he moved to Paraguay, where he worked for four years in an NGO in the field of popular education and political research. He also taught EFL, gaining the RSA TEFL Diploma in 1992 and branching out into language teacher-training. He completed his doctorate on democracy in Latin America at UWE Bristol, where as a Lecturer he helped set up Latin American Studies. He joined the University of Bath when Spanish was re-launched in 2000 and was Spanish Section Coordinator from 2000 until 2008.
Peter has taught on all of the Spanish language units and on many others including Latin American culture and the MA in Interpreting and Translation. Currently he teaches Latin American politics and history in years 2 and 4.
He has published widely on Paraguayan and Latin American contemporary politics and society, including themes such as authoritarianism, nationalism and democratic transition, and his research has been awarded British Academy support on a number of occasions. He has also worked as a consultant on democracy and governance in Paraguay.
As Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Peter is responsible for promoting best practices and procedures in all aspects of learning and teaching across the six departments in the Faculty. Fundamental to the role is improving communication between staff and students, and enhancing the quality of students’ learning in the Faculty.
Peter has received the Leadership in Learning & Teaching award as part of the University Teaching Awards 2012. This recognises exceptional examples of leadership in learning and teaching, as well as the significant contribution to the academic lives of staff and students.
- Paraguayan contemporary politics and history
- Latin American politics
- Nationalism and political violence in Latin America
- PL30468 Transitions to democracy
- PL30568 The politics of democracy and development in Latin America
- PL30756 The politics of Latin America
- PL20783 Introduction to contemporary Latin American politics
Gardini, G. L. and Lambert, P., eds., 2011. Latin American Foreign Policies : Between Ideology and Pragmatism. New York, U. S. A.: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lambert, P., 2006. Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lambert, P., 2012. National identity, conflict and political violence: experiences in Latin America. In: Breen Smith, M., ed. Ashgate research companion to political violence. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 281-300.
Lambert, P., 2012. Paraguay. In: Dizard, J., Walker, C. and Tucker, V., eds. Countries at the Crossroads 2011: An Analysis of Democratic Governance. Maryland, U.S.A.: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 487-506.
Lambert, P., 2011. Undermining the new dawn: opposition to Lugo in Paraguay. In: Dominguez, F., Lievesley, G. and Ludlam, S., eds. Right-wing politics in the new Latin America: reaction and revolt. London: Zed Press, pp. 177-193.
Gardini, G. L. and Lambert, P. W., 2011. Conclusion. In: Gardini, G. L. and Lambert, P. W., eds. Latin American Foreign Policies: Between Ideology and Pragmatism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 255-263.
Lambert, P. W., 2011. Dancing between superpowers: pragmatism and the limits of idealism in Paraguayan foreign policy. In: Gardini, G. L. and Lambert, P. W., eds. Latin American Foreign Policies: Between Ideology and Pragmatism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Gardini, G. L. and Lambert, P. W., 2011. Introduction. In: Gardini, G. L. and Lambert, P. W., eds. Latin American Foreign Policies: Between Ideology and Pragmatism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-11.
Lambert, P., 2006. 'Muero con mi patria!' Myth, Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Paraguay. In: Fowler, W. and Lambert, P., eds. The Construction of National Identity and Political Violence in Latin America. New York: Palgrave, 187--206.
Lambert, P., 2006. Myth, Manipulation and Violence: Relationships between National Identity and Political Violence. In: Fowler, W. and Lambert, P., eds. Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America. New York: Palgrave, 19--36.
Lambert, P., 2006. ¿Una Ruptura con el Pasado? Los primeros dos años del gobierno de Nicanor Duarte Frutos en el contexto de la transición a la democracia. In: Abente, D. and Masi, F., eds. Estado, Economia y Sociedad: Una Mirada Internacional a la Democracia Paraguaya. Asuncion: CADEP, 141--170.
Lambert, P., 2012. The lightning impeachment of Paraguay's President Lugo. International Relations
Lambert, P., 2011. Review of The Priest of Paraguay : Fernando Lugo and the Making of a Nation. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 30 (1), pp. 100-101.
Lambert, P., 2008. Book review of Paraguay and the United States : Distant Allies. Journal of Latin American Studies, 40, pp. 820-821.
Lambert, P., 2008. Review of James Schofield Saeger Francisco Solano López and the Ruination of Paraguay : Honor and Egocentrism. Journal of Latin American Studies, 40 (03), pp. 581-583.
Lambert, P. and Medina, R., 2007. Contested Discourse, Contested Power: Nationalism and the Left in Paraguay. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26, 339--355.
Lambert, P., 2006. Paraguay: L'interminable transizione verso la democracia. Nuestra America, 1, 18--24.
Nickson, A. and Lambert, P., 2002. State reform and the 'privatized state' in Paraguay. Public Administration and Development, 22, 163--174.