Sara Santamaria Colmenero

Postdoc

Sara Santamaria Colmenero

Profil

I hold a PhD and a DEA in Contemporary History from the University of Valencia (2013, 2009), and a degree in History from the University of Valladolid (2006), where I took additional studies in Art History (2000-2002). Before coming to Aarhus University I worked as project officer and consultant for the European Observatory on Memories  (2014/2015).

I am interested in Memory Studies, Cultural Studies and Theory, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies and Gender Studies. At present I deal with the public uses of colonial past and the ways in which the memory of violent past is constructed and transmitted within the European and the colonized societies.

Currently, I am working in a postdoctoral research project co-funded by the DFF (Danish Council for Independent Research), the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and the Aarhus University. The project analyses new narratives about the colonial past, specifically the Spanish imperial past in Africa, and compare them with the cultural memories of the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship. I combine the field of memory studies and postcolonial theory in order to examine how these intellectuals come to terms with the colonial past and how this past interacts with global narratives of violence and victims. As a historian I study the interaction between texts and contexts on the basis of the discursively mediated character of experience.

In my teaching I am interested in exploring how the racialized, gendered, classed 'Other' is constructed through discourse and power relations in different contexts and how these processes of identification intersect. I am concerned with how the 'Other' is produced (and become different) through processes of discrimination.

 

Teaching

Local Representations, History and Globalization (Sp) 2017. Master in Intercultural Studies and Master's Degree Programme in Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Communication, Media and Intercultural Identities (Sp) 2017: "Racismo en los medios y formas de transgresión". Master in Intercultural Studies.

Local Representations, History and Globalization (Sp) 2016. Master in Intercultural Studies.

Cultural, Social, and Historical Studies (Sp) 2015: "Memoria, cultura y política. La pugna por el pasado en la España actual".

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