Dr Laura Aguiar
Dr. Laura Aguiar worked as a freelance journalist in Brazil and Sweden. Her fields of expertise are collaborative work culture, visual storytelling, online media management and web & graphic design.
As part of her practice-based PhD research at Queen’s University Belfast, she edited and co-directed the documentary film ‘We Were There’ (2014), about the women’s experience of the Maze and Long Kesh prison during the conflict in Northern Ireland. She also managed the Prisons Memory Archive website and social media and helped develop the concept and design for the project’s online interactive documentary on the Maze and Long Kesh Prison.
She has taught in Queen’s University BA programmes and guest lectured across Brazil, Ireland, Canada and Sweden. She has published on various themes, including collaborative practices, gender representation, media and war, and interactive storytelling.
Her research interests include Watching Films for Change, Collaborative Work Cultures, Reading for Change, Digital Media and Interactive Storytelling.
She holds a BA in Journalism from Fumec University, an MA in Media and Communication from Stockholm University and a PhD in Film Studies from Queen’s University Belfast.