We are delighted to announce that Sarah Parry, a second-year PhD student at CLAS, has been awarded a Postgraduate Travel Grant by the Society for Latin American Studies.

Sarah’s research focuses on recent representations of the Latin American region, in particular Colombia, which centre upon manifestations of violence, particularly among young men in relation to the drug trade. She works with a range of theoretical frameworks to draw links between a number of Colombian cultural products and the representation and consumption of (Manuel Castells’ concept of) the fourth world.

The SLAS funding will enable Sarah to undertake a trip to Bogotá during summer 2012, where she will have the opportunity to collect resources and information from the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, and the Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano.  She will also undertake an analysis of the national and local media, as well as making contact with scholars in Colombia, and catching up with other CLAS postgrads currently on field research in Colombia.

You can see a snapshot of Sarah’s research as presented at the recent University Poster Day on the image above left.

Well done, Sarah!