PhD supervisor: Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo
Sara’s PhD project investigates how people living in adversity creatively navigate their precarious conditions and influence institutional interventions. Using a mixed-methods approach, her dissertation will examine the day-to-day practices of non-elite and peripheral individuals as they engage in and are influenced by institutional work in the southern polygon of Seville, more commonly known as "Las 3000 viviendas".
Her research aims to identify the creative resilience tactics individuals, the community and institutions develop to disrupt current non-helpful narratives and behavioural patterns. Sara is interested in how identity and creativity can support increasingly marginalized and economically depressed societies.
Sara holds a “La Caixa” Fellowship, an MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology from King’s College London, and a BA in International Relations and Psychology from Scripps College.
- “La Caixa” Fellow (2019 – 2021)
- MSc Work Psychology Innovation Award (2015)
- Sustainable Entrepreneurship Fellow (2013)
- Phi Beta Kappa (2013)