Projects per year
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Arts and Humanities at UEA, my primary role is to serve as broker, translator and champion for the work of the Faculty internally and externally and to emphasise the positive and profound value and impact of our subjects on individuals and society.
I have a varied background in HE in terms of institution and subject, along with wide experience of leadership roles in the arts, culture, education and human rights sectors beyond HE.
The role is also very much one of providing the best possible environment – cultural as well as physical - for all staff and students in our Faculty. To that end, I work with and via our full Faculty Executive team and the University’s support services.
My cross-University leadership activities at UEA are in Employability and Equality & Diversity, both enormously important areas that cut across all of our work and provide many opportunities for developing new partnerships.
I started the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Film and Media post at UEA in July 2017.
Prior to that, I worked at the University of Lincoln for just over 7 years, as Deputy Head of the College of Arts, as staff member of the Board of Governors and as Head of School for Film and Media. I also represented the University on the Lincoln Cultural Arts Partnership board.
Before Lincoln, I led the English, Film, Communications and Media Studies department at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, which included a comprehensive languages programme, and for a period was Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching there.
I have served several external roles, including as Board member of the Media Archives for Central England, as Chair of the Trustees of Wintercomfort for the Homeless and as a funding board member of the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium. I remain a Trustee for the English and Media Centre, a national body for literacy, and am also on the Board for the Forum Trust in Norwich.
I read Modern Languages at St John's College, Cambridge where my passion for film began when I was encouraged to explore it as a medium through which to discover new cultures. I completed an Erasmus-funded Master’s in European Film and Media, based in Dijon and Manchester, before returning to work in the International Projects Division of the University of Cambridge’s Examinations Syndicate. I travelled across South East Asia, teaching and training English teachers.
I completed my PhD at Sheffield in Hispanic Studies and continue to conduct research on Latin American cinema and cultural policy, travelling to the region annually for fieldwork.
Key Research Interests
Latin American cinemas
Peruvian cinema, media and culture
Arts, place-making and cultural policy
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
Award Date: 1 Mar 2007
Universite de Bourgogne (France)
Award Date: 31 Jul 1992
Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge
Award Date: 14 Jun 1991
Master of Arts, University of Manchester
Board Member, The Forum
24 Jul 2017 → …
Trustee, Media Archive for Central England
1 Jan 2015 → 21 Jul 2017
Trustee, English and Media Centre
1 Jun 2014 → …
Advisory Group - Academic Book of the Future, Arts and Humanities Research Council
1 Jan 2014 → 1 Jun 2017
Advisor (Creative Arts), OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations)
3 Jan 2012 → …
Chair of Trustees, Wintercomfort for the Homeless
1 Jan 1994 → 31 Dec 2001
- Media studies
- American Studies
Bowen, F., Avila-Merino, A., Barrow, S., Bernal, P., Chalvatzis, K., Cole, A., Fincham, G., Gillespie, H., Harvey, R., Sanderson, K. & Yeoman, K.
1/11/20 → 31/10/23
Professor Maria Eugenia Ulfe Young
28/08/23 → 27/11/23
Through Female Eyes: Women of Peruvian Cinema
1/03/21 → 28/02/23
Visual and Cultural Anthropology in Latin America
Barrow, S., Bentley, M. & McMahon, W.
28/08/19 → 28/02/20
Cine peruano de inicios del siglo XXI. Dinamismo e incertidumbreBarrow, S. & Vich, C., Dec 2021, Lima: Universidad de Lima. 392 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Cinema and Latin American Studies: Sites of Interdisciplinary, Transnational EnquiryBarrow, S., 22 Oct 2020, In: New Area Studies. 1, 1, p. 10-24 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Cultural encounters in contemporary Latin American Cinema: the intersections of transnationalityBarrow, S., 6 Apr 2020, The Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Communication. Rings, G. & Rasinger, S. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 432-445 14 p. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Peruvian Cinema of the Twenty-First Century: Dynamic and Unstable GroundsVich, C. & Barrow, S., 2020, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Growing Pains: Young People and Violence in Peru’s Fiction CinemaBarrow, S., 19 Jul 2018, New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. Maguire, G. & Randall, R. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 165-181 (New Directions in Latino American Cultures).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
WINNER OF A CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE AWARD (Contemporary Peruvian Cinema)
Barrow, Sarah (Recipient), 8 Mar 2019
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
AHRC Fellowship Review
Sarah Barrow (Other)31 Jan 2022
Activity: Other activity types › Other
External examiner (University of St Andrews)
Sarah Barrow (Examiner)14 Jan 2022
Norwich Creative City Compact (External organisation)
Sarah Barrow (Member)1 Feb 2021 → 1 Feb 2023
Activity: Membership › Public/government panel or group
External examiner (University of Sussex)
Sarah Barrow (Examiner)8 Feb 2018 → 8 Feb 2022
Threshold Studios (External organisation)
Sarah Barrow (Member)25 Jul 2017 → …
Activity: Membership › Social or cultural organisation