Her proposed research addresses the lives, visions, and civic discourses of young middle class people in a major Latin American city. Addressing a lack of qualitative social sciences and anthropological research on the contemporary middle and upper middle classes in Peru and Latin America, it asks how young members of the middle classes in Lima experience life, how they perceive Peruvian society, and how they understand their own role within it.
Franka Winter, who completed her Ph.D. at the Irish School of Ecumenics last year, has been awarded a prestigious Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth.
Dr Winter’s post-doctoral project is titled, “Being Young and Middle-Class in Contemporary Urban Latin America.” Her mentor at Maynooth will be Dr Barry Cannon in the Dept of Sociology.
Dr Winter’s Ph,D. was supervised by Dr David Tombs and was titled, “Meaningful Practices of Citizenship in Urban Middle-Class Peru. The Case of Political Blogging.”