Laura Rodriguez Castro


I am a PhD Candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy at Griffith University, Australia. I was born in Colombia and I am currently based in Queensland, Australia.

I hold a Bachelor of Journalism with First Class Honours in Humanities. My doctoral research is a visual participatory project with rural women in Colombia in the context of globalisation and neoliberalism.

My research interests are in the areas of visual methods, rural studies, feminist research, de(s)colonialism and Latin American studies. I combine my research practice working as a tutor and research assistant. I am also involved in community activism (Twitter: @the4estate) and freelance writing and photography for various publications (VICE Australia, Langly Field Notes, etc.).

I believe in the power of grassroots resistance and agency and explore this in my photography, writing, and social research. My work particularly focuses on projects with rural women. I have also explored resistance in various contexts such as the Indignados movement in Spain, the G20 protests in Australia, hip hop and social resistance in the slums of Colombia, and rural women’s everyday agency in Nepal and Colombia.

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