Sasha Flatau is currently in the pre-fieldwork stage of her PhD in Anthropology at LSE. The project she is designing with her supervisors (Harry Walker and Rita Astuti) concerns child socialisation in the Colombian Amazon.
Sasha’s academic background consists of a first-class degree in Anthropology and Languages (French and Spanish) from the University of Sussex and a Masters with Distinction in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation, also from the University of Sussex. She also spent a year studying Anthropology in the University of Seville (Spain) as part of her undergraduate degree.
During the two years between completing her undergraduate degree in 2014 and starting her Masters, she lived in Spain for two years working as an English teacher. This experience contributed to her interest in the formal education of children, as well as their moral learning through social contexts amongst peers and family.
Before commencing her undergraduate degree, she spent five months in Latin America motivated by the opportunity to go travelling and improve her Spanish. As a result of this experience, she wrote articles, Symbolism of a Sweat Lodge and Carnival of the People, which were published in the 2011 and 2012 issues of Imponderabilia (student anthropology journal). These articles are examples of how she began to understand and reflect on her experiences whilst travelling from an anthropological perspective. More recently she has written posts for Sussex University’s pop-anthropology blog Culture and Capitalism.
Culture and Capitalism: A Sussex University Anthropology Blog