Angela Arias Zapata received her Master's degree in Publishing from the University of Salamanca in Spain, and her Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the National University of Colombia. She has worked as an editor in academic publishing houses for several years, as well as a lecturer in different Colombian universities. Angela is interested in the debates on collective memory in the context of the ongoing Colombian civil war. Specifically, in the problematic role that mainstream and independent news media outlets play in the development of social consensus on the “truth” of traumatic past events. Moreover, she wants to explore the presence of objects and security systems as mediators between political and social acts of violence, and the everyday life experience of populations traditionally excluded from the “victim” category.