Saranda Frommold

Saranda Frommold
Image Credit: Ⓒ Saranda Frommold

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Project: "The political relations between Mexico and Spain regarding the exile of the Basque people to Mexico"

Address Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin
Email saranda@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Education

Since 01/2015

PhD Scholarship Holder of the International Research Training Group 'Between Spaces', Freie Universität Berlin

12/2013 - 11/2014

Qualification Scholarship Holder of the International Research Training Group 'Between Spaces', Freie Universität Berlin

10/2003 - 03/2012

M.A. in Spanish Philology, Political Science and Ancient American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

08/2006 - 03/2007 

Exchange student at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Work Experience

05/2012 - 09/2013

Coordinator Assistant of the International Research Training Group 'Between Spaces', Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico

02/2011 - 04/2012

Student Assistant of the International Research Training Group 'Between Spaces', Freie Universität Berlin

09/2009 - 02/2011
and
09/2007 - 09/2008

Student Assistant of the E-Learning-Project of the Department for Romance Studies, winner of the 'FU E-Learning-Award 2008', Freie Universität Berlin

04/2010 - 10/2010

Internship with Survival International, Madrid, Spain

01/2009 - 09/2009

Student Assistant at Grafenstein Tourism & Communication

Project: 'The political relations between Mexico and Spain regarding the exile of the Basque people to Mexico'


Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Günther Maihold (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig (Freie Universität Berlin)


The topic of the dissertation project is the negotiation process regarding the Basque exile to Mexico at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. Previous investigations of the Basque exile tend to concentrate on earlier centuries or on the exile following the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The chosen time period has hardly been investigated, despite the decisive influence of the political events of the last decades on life in exile: Spain's transition, from dictatorship to democracy in the 70's, not only caused profound changes in the Spanish society, but also redefined the political relations on an international level. Finally, the 'normalization' of diplomatic relations between Spain and Mexico contributed to rebuilding the handling of the Basque community in Mexico, as well as the political, social and legal conditions of exile itself. The investigation aims at tracing this negotiation process regarding the Basque exile, considering the positions and evolution of the domestic policies and of foreign affairs in Spain and Mexico. Moreover, it includes the analysis of the actors and factors that determined the previously described process.

(2008), with Van Kempen, Britta, et al.: Tipps und Tricks zum Einsatz von Blackboard in der Lehre, Institute for Romance Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.