Thesis topic: Intergenerational change and social memory: how the biological factors of birth, death and a limited life span, trigger the dynamics of social time.
Supervisor: Dr Emma Uprichard
My research explores the problem of generational change as an interface where the biological and the social are constantly clashing. Moreover, a place where social memory is being constantly readjusted to cope with these processes. There are two points in particular that I would like to explore further with my thesis. In first place, the role of the biological factors in the construction of social memory and how to go beyond a social constructivist framework; and secondly, how time (in the form of social memory), or more precisely, the different uses of time, intertwine the different biological and social processes involved in the generational dynamics.
I am a sociologist with a specialization in political science. I also did a masters (Warwick) in Childhood Studies, where I explored the relation between childhood, technology and social learning.
My research interests: time, social memory, embodiment, pregnancy and motherhood, feminism, biosocial interfaces, childhood, social systems, complexity.
- 2014-2015: Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Senescyt), Ecuador: Scholarship for international postgraduate studies.
- 2016-2020: Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Senescyt), Ecuador: Scholarship extensión for PhD Studies.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
University of Warwick
Email: M dot P dot Saavedra at warwick dot ac dot uk