Mrs Silvina Silva Aras

Post:Research student (Media and Film)
Email:ss2042@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:www.pencilory.com
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Biography

I am Silvina, I was born and raised in Buenos Aires , Argentina, but I have been travelling and living abroad for the last 15 years. I started my research in France where I was working on it between 2008 and 2012 and then I had to stop for different reasons. (one of them because I am a full time mom). I also worked and lived in Spain (2 years) and Belgium (5 years) and in some African countries between 2004 and 2008. I lived and work also back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I was trained also as a Spanish Teacher for foreigner languages students.

I am also a Free Lance illustrator. you can see my work here www.pencilory.com

And I am trying to combine my two passions now trying to illustrate the subject of my PhD Thesis and running some workshops for students interested on drawing and illustrating.

 

Role

I am a PhD Student on the program of Cultural Studies at the School of Media, Film and Music. I am in my 2nd Year of my Thesis Project. My Supervisor is Dr. Malcom James and my Second Supervsor is Prof. Michael Bull.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

2017-2018

 

PhD Candidate in Cultural Student at Sussex University. School of Media, Film and Music.

2009-2012

PhD Candidate (Social Anthropology). École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

2005

Masters Degree in History & Social Science Research. University of San Andrés (UDESA), Argentina.

Thesis: “Africa as seen from Latin America: Construction of Postcolonial Identities in the 60’s and 70’s.” Supervisor: Dr. Álvaro Fernández-Bravo.

1993-1999

B.A. in History & Social Sciences. University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Argentina.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

 

 

2016                        

 

Scholar Peer Reviewer for the Journal Avances del Cesor, CONICET (National Scientific Council), Argentina.

2010-2011

Guest Lecturer. Lectures on: African historiography & Subaltern and Postcolonial Studies. In the Seminar: Historiographie anglosaxone, (EHESS), Paris, France.

2008

Professor & Tutor for Masters degree courses on “Development and underdevelopment” at the Fundación Cultural y de Estudios Sociales, Madrid, Spain.

1998-2006

Assistant Professor on African History. Africa and Asia Department. University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina.

2002-2004

Professor for B.A. modular courses on “African & Asian Studies”. UBA, Argentina.

2002-2004

Lecturer for the Seminar: “Colonised colonisers. An introduction to Postcolonial Studies”, UBA, Argentina.

2003-2004

Spanish Language Teacher. BAESP Institute, Buenos Aires Argentina.

2003

Adult Education History Teacher. El Telar (Non-governmental Organisation). Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2002

Spanish Language Teacher. C.E.S. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1998-2000

Archivist at the National Archives, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1998-2000

Assistant Teacher on Training for Peace programs and Civic Education, SERPAJ (Civil Society Organisation), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

2012-present

 

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER, founder of Pencilory©

2017 April

 

GALLERY ASSISTANT, for “Galería Las Misiones” at the 35th Art Brussels, International Art Fair. Brussels, Belgium.

2010-present

 

FREELANCE TRANSLATOR (English to Spanish) for Election Observation Mission Reports and other documents on democracy support.

2013-2015

 

FREELANCE TRANSLATOR (Spanish to French) for the Spanish League for Education and Directorate General of Immigration (Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Security).

2013

 

Short Term ELECTION Observer, for the European Union Election Observation Mission, Madagascar, Presidential and Legislative Elections. October & December.

2009-2010

translator and EDITOR (Spanish-English-French-Portuguese), for About Languages S.L., Madrid,Spain.

2008-2009

ELECTORAL ANALYST, for IRI, Bangladesh, Chittagong Province. November-January.

2008-2010

RESEARCHER within the UBACYT project: ”Africa and its Diasporas in the 20th and the new century”. Dir.: Prof. M. Pineau. Ethnographic Museum, University of Buenos Aires.

2008

VOTER REGISTRATION Observer, for The Carter Center in the Northern & Central Regions, Ghana, July-August.

2006-2008

RESEARCHER on “Latin American and African connections during the 20th century” for the Argentine National Commission for Sciences and Technology (CONICET) within the Investigation Group: Cultural Crossroads. Dir.: Prof. E. Maíz.

2006

Medium Term ELECTION Observer, for The Carter Center, Democratic Republic of Congo, for two rounds of elections in Kasaï-Occidental & Sud Kivu Provinces. July-November.

2006-2008

RESEARCHER within the UBACYT project: ”Contemporary African politics”. Dir.: Prof. M. Pineau. Ethnographic Museum, University of Buenos Aires.

2005

Long Term ELECTION Observer and CONSULTANT for the ELECTORAL COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATION PROCESS, for The Carter Center, Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromya, Dire Dawa & Somali Regions). Exploratory Mission to Dire Dawa & Somali Region. May-September.

2004

Long Term Election Observer, for The Carter Center, Mozambique (Inhambane, Sofala & Zambézia Provinces). Logistical pREPARATIONS FOR OBSERVERS in Sofala & Zambézia (Security, Transportation & Accommodation for Observers). October-December.

1995-2002

Volunteer work in Civic Education for Adults and Public Outreach at the Servicio Paz y Justica (SERPAJ) Human Rights Civil Society Organisation, founded and led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo P. Esquivel.

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

2015

Book: Manual de Buenas Prácticas en Integración de terceros nacionales (translation from Spanish into French), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Spain.

2012

Chapter: La difference fait la fête. Fêtes et festivals à La Goutte d'Or à Paris.  In Nicolàs Bénard: "Festivals, rave parties et free parties. Histoire des rencontres musicales en France et à l'étranger", Paris, Editions du Camion Blanc.

2008

Article: El discurso sobre el colonialismo aún sigue vivo. El Corresponsal de Medio Oriente y África www.elcorresponsal.com

2008

Chapter: ¿Qué se entiende por democracia en Africa?, M. Pineau (ed.), in Africa contemporánea. Estudios sobre política e historia, Imago Mundi. Buenos Aires.

2008

Article: Los comics norteamericanos en la década de 1930. Un campo para la construcción de un discurso. in Revista De Sur a Norte. Vol.8 Num.16. Universidad del Salvador (USAL). Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2007

Article: Subalternos culturales a ambos lados del Atlántico, in Réseau de l’Amérique Latine, France.

2007

Article: Por un día del periodista africano, in El Corresponsal de Medio Oriente y África www.elcorresponsal.com

2005

Article: La Argentina en cuadritos: una aproximación a la Argentina reciente a partir de la Revista Fierro, 1984-1992”, with G. Di Meglio & M. Franco, in Entrepasados, Vol. 14, nº 27. Argentina

2002

Article: Últimas discusiones del siglo sobre una ciencia africanista y africana en la francofonía, in Studia Africana, Nº º3, CEA. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Spain.

 

 

ConferenceS

 

 

2011

December, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Museo Etnográfico Ambrosetti (Universidad de Buenos Aires). “La diferencia está de fiesta, usos politicos de los festivals musicales en el barrio parisino de La Goutte d’Or”.

2011

September, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, International Colloque "Sing a Simple Song". Conference: My global-neighbourhood: Political uses of Festivals in La Goutte d'Or, in Paris, France.

2011

July, Grenoble, France. IV Congress of the Association Française de Sociologie. Paper: Political uses of Multicultural festivals. Cases of La Goutte d'Or en Fête and the Rue Léon Festival in Paris.

2007

 

April, Brussels, Belgium. V International Congress of the European Council for Social Research on Latin America (CEISAL). Paper: Cultural subalterns on both sides of the Atlantic. European influences on Afro-Cuban identity in the ‘Casa de las Américas’ periodical, 1960-1974.

2006

November, Université Catholique de Bukavu, Centre de Gestion et Prévention de Conflits dans la Région des Grands Lacs, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Presentation: Ernesto “Che” Guevara in the Congo: the politics of Thirdworldism.

2006

June, III National Congress of Latin American Association of African and Asian Studies, ALADAA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Paper: What is the meaning of democracy in Africa?

2005

September, Rosario, Argentina. X National Inter-Departmental History Sessions. Paper: Oscillating categories: Africans and Afro-americans as seen by Latin American intellectuals. The case of ‘Casa de las Américas’, 1960-1968.

2005

May, Rosario, Argentina. II Encounter “Las metáforas del viaje”. Paper: Revoluciones de ultramar. Ernesto “Che” Guevara y su viaje al Congo.

2005

September, University of Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lecture: Culture and Nation in Africa, trough the debate between L. S. Senghor and W. Soyinka.

 

 

ART EXHIBITS

 

 

2017

 

 

 

SUDESTADA International Illustration Festival. Centro Cultural Recoleta (CCR), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Collective Exhibition under the theme: Persona, Personaje. Selected finalist art piece: “Superhéroe” February-April.

2016

 

Maison de la Francité, Brussels, Belgium. Collective Exhibition under the theme: Bruxelles je t’aime. Selected finalist art piece: “Timbre de Bruxelles”. November-December.

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

2004

National Development and Technology Agency of Argentina (CONICET), Grant Scholarship for the research project “Local and Transnational Knowledge”, Dir. Prof. R. Salvatore, University Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2003-2005

Fundación Antorchas

Grant Scholarship for a Masters degree at the University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1996-1998

University of Buenos Aires Fellowship Undergraduate Programme.

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

 

Spanish

Mother tongue

English

Fluent

French

Fluent

Portuguese

Fluent

Dutch

Basic

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

 

 

Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Photoshop as well as PC and Mac operating environments as well as experience webpage design and management.

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

 

2013

On line course participant "Make art that sells", imparted by Lilla Rogers from the Lilla Rogers Studio Artist Agency.

2009-2010

Attended Bookbinding & Printing courses and practical training. Paris, France.

2007-2009

Creative Writing Workshop participant, El Invernadero, Madrid, Spain.

2003-2005

Coordinator of public reading workshops on Postcolonial Studies, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2002-2005

Organiser and Coordinator of “Darubuni” an African Cinema Festival at the Ethnographic Museum, (University of Buenos Aires), Argentina.

1988

First Prize for a Contemporary Musical Short Story. Asociación Wagneriana, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1985-1992

 

Clarinettist. National Conservatory, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Activities

I am also a Free-Lance Illustrator, memeber of the Association of Illustrator in UK.(I am working to pay the fees of this PhD program).

My website is www.pencilory.com

I am working now in a personal project, illustrating my own thesis work. But I also receive commissions on different subjects to illustrate.

I also run some workshops on Art and Academia, if you are interested you can contact me at pencilory@gmail.com