Bilde av Sanchez Laws, Ana Luisa
Bilde av Sanchez Laws, Ana Luisa
Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) ana.l.laws@uit.no Tromsø

Sanchez Laws, Ana Luisa


Professor

Job description

Professor in Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Methods at CPS/SKK/SESAM

My research focuses on questions of identity-(ies) and belonging. I am interested in understanding the historical, cultural, social and psychological boundaries of the self (as individuals or collectives).

One strand of my research focuses on the use of new technologies to address contested topics in museums and issues of identity, diversity and social inclusion (see Panamanian Museums and Historical Memory, Berghahn Books 2011). This research deals with the creation of digital artifacts to communicate cultural and natural heritage, with projects involving institutions such as the Panama Viejo Museum and Questacon Science Centre (see Museum Websites and Social Media, Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York, first ed. 2015, second ed. 2019).

This strand comes from my PhD at University of Bergen, Norway, where I studied the inclusion of diverse audiences in representations of identity and history in Panama. As part of this, I developed a digital game about Panamanian contemporary history, which was installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama, and at the Museum of Art and Design, Costa Rica. 

A second branch of my research concerns the role of new technologies such as virtual reality in topics related to peace and conflict transformation, body self-consciousness, and the relationship between self, presence, emotion and identity.

I have developed theoretical and practical work for this topic within the area of immersive journalism, with the book Conceptualizing Immersive Journalism, Routledge, 2018 and in a series of research articles. My latest project is an edited collection on this topic for Routledge Insigths on Journalism Series (due 2022).

With Kamilla Bergsnev, I am working on perception and learning. My contribution to this research area concerns the application of new technologies (for example, novel virtual reality-based systems and methods), for use in psychological research about consciousness. 

Teaching

Between 2015 and 2020, I was Associate Professor in Media and Design at Volda University College, Norway. I taught in the areas of media, design, research methods and web documentary. I supervised students at the Master of Media Practices program at Volda.

Between 2011 and 2015 I worked as Assistant Professor at University of Canberra, where I taught sustainable design and media production. I supervised and co-supervised master and PhD students in the areas of digital design and digital heritage.

Other work:

I have worked with media production (web and audiovisual) for more than 20 years. I’m also a video artist with work exhibited in Bremen, Bergen, San Diego, Barcelona, Florence, Paris, Madrid, Panama, San Jose, Buenos Aires, Baja California and Havana. My work Angie Contra el Mundo is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama.

My master's thesis was entitled Queer Cinema in Latin America, and concerned the representation of queerness in a series of films from the Latin American region, from the perspective of narratology. I argued in the thesis that the selected films could be seen as encoding queerness in a way that made it possible for these films to bypass existing censorship.


  • Kamilla Bergsnev, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Personalizing Virtual Reality for the Research and Treatment of Fear-Related Disorders: A Mini Review
    Frontiers in Virtual Reality 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Tormod Utne :
    Ethics Guidelines for Immersive Journalism
    Frontiers in Robotics and AI 2019 DOI
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Can immersive journalism enhance empathy?
    Digital Journalism 2017 DATA / DOI
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    A Matter of Trust: The Organisational Design of the Museo de la Libertad y la Democracia, Panama
    Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2014 DOI
  • Stephen Barrass, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Experience and Evaluation in the Collective Creation of a Public Digital Exhibition
    Springer 2014 DATA / DOI
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Assessing Museums Online: The Digital Heritage Sustainability (DHS) Framework
    Museums Worlds: Advances in Research 2014 DATA / DOI
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Changes in the representation of contemporary indigenous groups in Panamanian museums
    Oxbow Books 2013 DOI
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Edutangible: Developing Multitouch Interfaces for the Communication of Collections at the Panama Viejo Monumental Complex
    The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum 2012 DATA / DOI
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Insights on Immersive Journalism
    Routledge 2023
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Conceptualizing Immersive Journalism
    Routledge 2020
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    博物馆网站与社交媒体——参与性、可持续性、信任及多元化 Museum Websites and Social Media / Translation by Liu Zhe
    Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishing House 2016
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Museum Websites & Social Media : Issues of Participation, Sustainability, Trust and Diversity
    Berghahn Books 2015
  • Kamilla Bergsnev, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Personalizing VR for the research and treatment of fear-related disorders
    2022
  • Kamilla Bergsnev, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Keynote: "Presence in immersive environments: how much does it depend on self-awareness, agency and body ownership?"
    2022 OMTALE
  • Kamilla Bergsnev, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Virtual reality as a tool for post-traumatic growth: Advances in VRET
    2021
  • Kamilla Bergsnev, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Virtual reality as a tool for post-traumatic growth: Advances in VRET
    2021
  • Lena Gross, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Hege Kristin Andreassen, Katrin Losleben, Lilli Mittner, Sarah Musubika et al.:
    Co* (Co-construction, co- production, co-design, co-creation)
    2021
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Else Grete Broderstad, Anna Nordahl Carlsen, Emma Mary Louisa Arnold, Lena Gross :
    Civil disobedience, non-violence, democracy and climate change
    2021
  • Lina Pranaityte-Wergin, Carsten Wergin, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Paul Arthur, Paul Turnbull, Johannes Wienand et al.:
    Digitising Heritage
    2020 DATA
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Digitisation Policy in Europe and Australia
    2019
  • Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Å forstå "immersiv" journalistikk
  • Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Den pedagogiske verdien av 360-video
    Nordicom Information 07. December 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    I sökandet efter nya horisonter: 360-video i undervisning.
    2017 DATA
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Infographics i lokalavisa
    06. October 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Ivar John Erdal, Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Experimental journalism: Collaborative learning and students entering the newsroom.
    2017
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Å forstå immersiv journalistikk
    2017
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Ana Laws: «INJECT is not only a tool, it’s a different way of thinking about journalism»
    24. October 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Infographics for local newspapers. A spin-off from INJECT
    2017
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Tormod Utne :
    Learning web documentary and data journalism through lab-based collaborative situations
    2017
  • Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Learning web documentary and data journalism through lab-based collaborative situations
    2017
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Tormod Utne :
    DIGITALE GRENSER? - Skjæringspunktet mellom teknologi og media
    2016
  • Carl Jørgen Nesset, Jon Harman, Dag S. Roland, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Utvikling og gjennomføring av event og foredragskonseptet Media X i Volda 28. og 29. September 2016 med live-streaming online.
    2016 PROSJEKT
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Kamilla Bergsnev :
    “Timeless ∞ Timetrap: An Interactive Documentary about Brain Stroke”
    2016 DATA
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Tormod Utne, Jon Harman :
    From sound to screen: a qualitative study of NRK P3 Dokumentar
    2016 DATA
  • Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Lecture on Networked Journalism at the i-Docs 2016 conference in Bristol - on cooperation and research with media and tech industry in teaching Web Documentary at Volda University College.
    2016
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Teaching web documentary
    2016
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Tormod Utne :
    DIGITALE GRENSER? - Skjæringspunktet mellom teknologi og media
    2016
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Digital museums
    2016
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    God digital formidlingen av samlingene / Exploring the digital museum
    2016 FULLTEKST
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Sigrid Lien og Hilde Wallem Nielssen: Museumsforteljingar. Vi og dei andre i kulturhistoriske museum
    Ekfrase: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Visuell Kultur 2016
  • Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Digitale grenser: Skjæringspunktet mellom teknologi og media. Virtuell virkelighet med utgangspunkt i journalistikk og dokumentarproduksjon.
    2016
  • Tormod Utne, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    "Digitale grenser? Skjeringspunktet mellom teknologi og media"
    2016
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Wearables, Touch and Touchless Interaction
    2015 FULLTEKST
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Kamilla Bergsnev :
    Timeless Timetrap
    Poetry on the Screen 2015 DATA / FULLTEKST
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Apple, Google, Sony & Co: Wearables and Touchless Interaction
    2015 DATA
  • Fanke Peng, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Wearable and Touchless Computing
    2015 DATA
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Kamilla Bergsnev :
    Timeless Timetrap
    Traces and Hauntings Exhibition, Belconnen Arts Centre 2015 DATA / FULLTEKST / OMTALE
  • Fanke Peng, Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    Wearable Memory
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws, Kamilla Bergsnev :
    Timeless Timetrap
    2015
  • Ana Luisa Sanchez Laws :
    El Codo del Diablo

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