Centre SCDTP postdoctoral fellow (2020-21) Andrea García González has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project ‘Memory Reimagined: Gender and Intersectionality in Participatory Memory Configuration’.
The interdisciplinarity of the project and its contribution to future research in conflict and peace studies was highly regarded by the evaluation committee. Andrea’s fellowship, which she wrote while a fellow in the Centre, will be developed between the University of Granada in Spain and the University of Los Andes in Colombia. In the context of of the Colombian peace process, her project will undertake an ethnographic exploration of a communitarian museum developed in cooperation between the Colombian National Museum and an organization of transgender activists in a marginalized neighbourhood of Bogotá. This research will use methods from different disciplines including feminist anthropology, critical museology, memory studies, and decolonial epistemologies. Through the co-production of knowledge with participants in the project and the development of knowledge exchange with relevant stakeholders, this project highlights the potential of memory initiatives to transform social inequality and reduce the continuation of entangled forms of violence.
We wish Andrea the best of luck with her project!