Beyond the Books - Series 2: Episode 4 - Isabel Seguí
From Maire Cox
Beyond the Books is a podcast from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at research and the people who make it happen. In our fourth episode of this series, host Emma Aviet talks to Dr Isabel Seguí, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Together they discuss the fascinating research Isabel is conducting on Women’s Nonfiction Filmmaking in Peru as well as her journey into academia and to securing the prestigious Leverhulme Fellowship. Isabel explains the methods she uses to document the collaborative efforts of female-driven films and discusses how these efforts have been left out of film history. From investigating machismo in the film industry to identifying the benefits of emotion and intuition when making documentaries, Isabel covers a wide range of fascinating topics. And if anyone is looking for some good documentary recommendations, you found the right podcast!