Claudia Sandoval, MRegDev
Claudia Sandoval has been born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She studied Philosophy at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and obtained a Master’s Degree in Regional Development from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. She has worked as freelance journalist, assistant research and lecturer in Mexico. Since March 2014 she works on her PhD Research in Heidelberg. Her Master’s work, “Do-it-yourself Art. Estudio de la producción artística y las redes sociales de cuatro grupos de artistas de Tijuana” follows the trajectories of four groups of young artists working with new media in the region Tijuana-San Diego. It describes the quality of their social ties in the context of the Mexico-US border during the end of the nineties and beginning of the new millennium.
Her current research explores the social relations among entrepreneurs and artists working in the first Center for the Creative Industries in Heidelberg. Her research interests are social networks for the artistic production, social networks and the creative industries, women entrepreneurs in the creative industries and artistic/creative identities.