Francisco Llinas Casas

Project Title: Por Estas Calles de Intersección: Representing Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis, 1999 to the Present

HEI: The University of Edinburgh

School: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Supervisors: Dr Jessica Gordon-Burroughs and Dr Iona Mcintyre, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, The University of Edinburgh.

About Francisco´s Research

Francisco Llinas Casas
Francisco Llinas Casas

The Venezuelan Exodus, the second of the largest refugee crises in the world, has been little studied. This interdisciplinary project, drawing on literature, aesthetics and digital culture, will analyse representations of the Venezuelan exile as a means to reveal transnational ties within the diaspora and uncover broader problems around citizenship, the representation of refugees and the legacies of colonialism. Special attention will be paid to the intersection of gender, race and class, and the role of popular culture in representations of Venezuelan migrants; using concepts from performance and melodrama, diaspora studies and aesthetics.

Instagram: @llinasca