Reporter 419, 27 April 1998

Time out for Leeds researcher

Dr Lisa Shaw has 50 videos sitting in her room to watch. She’s not a TV addict though – it’s part of her research into how national identity in Brazil has been portrayed through film over the century.

Cinema research is a strong field in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Dr Shaw is currently writing a book – ‘Cinema and Society in Brazil, 1930 - 1990’ with colleague Dr Stephanie Dennison. Dr Shaw is one of 11 humanities researchers to receive a study leave award from the University and it will enable her to travel to Brazil and the USA to make vital links with other academics researching in the same field. “It’s great for my research and it will boost the Department’s research strength as well,” she said.

Further applications for study leave awards can be made to Lorraine Gaughan, email, by May 15.

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