In the framework of the H2020 project “We are all Ayotzinapa”: The role of Digital Media in the Shaping of Transnational Memories on Disappearance”, the Department of Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Arts of the KU Leuven is looking for:

to complete the research team.

 The project is coordinated by Prof. Silvana Mandolessi, Director of Conexx-Europe and will investigate the role of collective memory in a transnational world where digital media play an increasingly important role.How does digital media affect the cultural concept of memory? Which are the traits that make this memory different from the previous broadcast era? To what extent has the traditional conception of “national” memory been changed in the global era?

In order to answer these questions, the project investigates a novel case that is in process of shaping: the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico in September 2014. The role of the new media in getting citizens’ attention and in marking a “turning point” was crucial to the upsurge of a counter-movement against the Mexican government and qualifies the event as significant for the transnational arena.

Due date for application: 31st October 2016

Start date: 2nd January 2017

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