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Digital Story Telling and Development Education with guest speaker Dr. Darcy Alexandra

20 Apr 2015
Dr. Darcy Alexandra

The School of Education is holding a research seminar on the topic of Digital Story Telling and Development Education on Monday 18th May, 2015 from 1-2pm in the Conference Room, Leeholme, School of Education, UCC.  The guest speaker on the day is Dr. Darcy Alexandra, a documentary storyteller and poet who teaches digital storytelling in Europe and the United States. 

Date:              Monday 18th May 2015 from 1-2 PM

Venue:           Conference Room, Leeholme, School of Education, UCC

  

Dr. Darcy Alexandra holds a Ph.D. in media and cultural studies, and an MA in education and anthropology. She studied at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). Her thesis, Visualizing ‘Migrant’ Voices: Co-creative Documentary and the Politics of Listening furthers a theory of engaged ethnographic scholarship through the design of a longitudinal and inquiry-based approach to the participatory media genre of digital storytelling. The analysis emphasized encounters of ‘political listening’ across the research site, the co-creative aspects of documentary, and the role of the visual in which images are conceptualized as meditational objects that facilitate inquiry and poetic engagement with life stories. Through a sustained practice of audio-visual inquiry, participants from African, Asian, Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries interrogated their experiences as newcomers to Ireland. By centering participants from diasporic communities as the primary authors and co-producers of their documentary narratives, the research sought to extend and deepen public discourse on forced and managed migration. Dr. Alexandra has studied documentary filmmaking at the Center for Documentary Studies’ Summer Institute at Duke University, and digital storytelling facilitation at the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley. She is a documentary storyteller and poet, and has taught digital storytelling in Europe and the United States, and conducted fieldwork in the US-Mexico borderlands, El Salvador, Uruguay, Cuba, and Ireland.

Further Information and RSVP: s.obrien@ucc.ie; gertrude.cotter@ucc.ie

This seminar is part of the ‘Id Est’ (Integrating Development Education into Student Teacher Practice) Research Project, funded by the Ubuntu Network and supported by Irish Aid.

School of Education

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Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland

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