Cultural Production and the 2008 Financial Crisis: A Comedic Representation of Spanish Emigration

Fall 2017 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Joanne Britland (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) Border control and migration are some of the most pressing issues facing nations of the world today. My project examines this phenomenon, with a particular focus on emigration from Spain within the context of the recent 2008 financial crisis. Through the analysis of cultural representations of the event, the project sheds light on this specific response to the global financial crash. The generous financial support from the Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation enabled me to present my work and further develop the project through collaboration with experts in the field at the international conference "Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas" in Madrid, Spain.