Sarah Barrow

Job Title:   Head of the School of Film & Media
Affiliation:   University of Lincoln
Twitter: @sarabarro


Sarah BarrowWhy I am supporting the Academic Book of the Future Project:

I support this project because I’m intrigued by the possibilities for the ‘book’ over the next decade in the context of an increasingly digital age and mobile readership. Here at Lincoln, we specialise in the production of creative artefacts as well as more traditional research outputs and in experimenting with the use of digital technologies in the learning environment. I believe we can contribute to this project by bringing some of that work to a debate about what the academic book might look like by REF2026 (using video, installation, audio tools), challenging conventional views about its format and presentation.

Having said that, I also love books in their traditional format!


Research Interests:

Sarah’s main research interest is in the development of Latin American cinemas and cultures.


Recent Publications:


Barrow, Sarah and Haenni, Sabine and White, John (2014) The Routledge encyclopedia of films. Routledge. ISBN: 9780415688932

Barrow, Sarah and White, John (2008) Fifty Key British Films. Routledge, Oxford. ISBN: 9780415433303


Barrow, Sarah (forthcoming) Through Female Eyes: Reframing Peru on Screen. In: Latin American Women’s Filmmaking: Production, Politics and Poetics, ed. By Deborah Martin and Deborah Shaw.

Barrow, Sarah (2013) Transnational film financing and contemporary Peruvian cinema: the case of Josue Mendez. In: Contemporary Hispanic cinema: interrogating the transnational in Spanish and Latin American film, ed. by Stephanie Dennison. Tamesis books. ISBN: 9781855662612

Barrow, Sarah (2007) Peruvian cinema and the struggle for international recognition: case study on El destino no tiene favoritos (Alvaro Velarde 2003) . In: Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Breaking into the Global Market , ed. by Deborah Shaw. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, USA. ISBN: 9780742539150

Barrow, Sarah (2005) Images of Peru: a national cinema in crisis. In: Latin American Cinema: Essays on Modernity, Gender and National Identity, ed. By Lisa Shaw & Stephanie Dennison. McFarland & Co Inc. ISBN: 9780786420049


Barrow, Sarah (forthcoming) Constraints and Possibilities: Lima Film Festival, Politics and Cultural Formation in Peru. New Review of Film and Television Studies.

Barrow, Sarah (2014) Out of the shadows: ‘new’ Peruvian cinema, national identity and political violence. Modern Languages Open. pp. 1-17. ISSN: 1234-4321

Barrow, Sarah (2013) New configurations for Peruvian cinema: the rising star of Claudia Llosa. Transnational Cinemas, 4 (2). pp. 197-215. ISSN: 2040-3526

Barrow, Sarah (2012) Deconstructive humour: subverting Mexican and Chicano stereotypes in ‘Un Día Sin Mexicanos’.iMex: Interdisciplinary Mexico, 2. pp. 31-45. ISSN: 2193-9756

Barrow, Sarah E. (2011) The British film industry: creativity and constraint. British Politics Review: Journal of the British Politics Society Norway, 6 (1). pp. 9-9. ISSN: 1890-4505

Barrow, Sarah (2009) Exilio y encuentro cultural en Cosas que dejé en La Habana (Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, 1997, Spain). Iberoamericana, 2 (34). pp. 117-126. ISSN: 1577-3388


Other Information:

In the 1990s, Sarah worked at the Cambridge Arts Cinema as one of the first venue-based film education officers, funded by the BFI. While there she set up a production company which focused on making films with and for young people. She was one of the founding members of the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium, a film education initiative, and is committed to a range of media literacy and digital arts education projects in Lincoln and beyond. She is currently a Trustee of the English & Media Centre in London, and the lead on an Arts Council Exceptional Award-funded project linked to Magna Carta themes called (


See Sarah’s University of Lincoln profile.

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