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Department Chair, Professor of Spanish, Professor
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Latin American Cinema, Caribbean Literature and Culture, Latin American Cultural Studies
Courses Taught 
Latin American Cinema
Visión de América [Introduction to Research Methods and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies]
Latin American Avant-Garde Cinema
Contemporary Latin American Cinema
Research Interests 
Latin American Cinema, Caribbean Literature and Culture, Latin American Cultural Studies
Education 

Ph.D. Spanish, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2000
M.A. Spanish, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1995
B.S. Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1989
 

Selected Publications 

Books

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea: The Dialectics of a Filmmaker. New York: Routledge, 2002. Print.

History of Latin American Cinema: A Comparative History. Berkley: University of California Press. 2016. Forthcoming.

Refereed Articles

“La primera vanguardia del cine latinoamericano.” Actas del Coloquio Internacional Cine Mudo en Iberoamérica: Naciones, Narraciones, Centenarios. Ed. de los Reyes, Aurelio, and David Wood. Mexico City: UNAM. Forthcoming.

“Little Red Riding Hood Meets Freud in Lucrecia Martel's Salta Trilogy.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies. 29.3 (2014) : 93-115. Print.

“Teoría del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano: de la militancia al neobarroco.” Valenciana [Guanajuato, Mexico] 6.12 (2013): 129-54. Print.

 “After New Latin American Cinema.” Cinema Journal 51.2 (2012): 87-112. Print.

“La fase neobarroca del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 37.73 (2011): 15-36. Print.

“Marxist Historiography and Narrative Form in Sergei Eisenstein’s ¡Que viva México!Rethinking Marxism 21.2 (April 2009): 228-42. Print.

 “Latin American Silent Cinema: Triangulation and the Politics of Criollo Aesthetics.” Latin American Research Review 43.3 (2008): 33-58. Print.

“The Heresy of Cuban Cinema.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 37.2 (November 2008): 127-42. Print.

“Migrants and Lovers: Interculturation in Flowers from Another World.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media. 50 (Spring 2008). Web.
http://www.ejumpcut.org//archive/jc50.2008/FloresOMundo/index.html

“Tema, estilo y contexto en ‘Pra Habana’, de Rosalía de Castro.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 52.1 (1999): 24-34. Print.

“Pluralidad narrativa, discursiva y política en La Milagrosa, de Carmen Boullosa.”  Acercamientos a Carmen Boullosa.  Ed. Dröscher, Barbara and Carlos Rincón. Berlin: Edition Tranvia, 1999. 232-42. Print.

Reviews

Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea).” Cuba: People, Culture, History. Ed. Alan West-Durán. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2012.  624-26. Print.

 “Paranaguá, Paulo Antonio. Tradición y modernidad en el cine de América Latina.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 33 (May 2004): 172-74. Print.

 “Violence and Liberation in The Hour of the Furnaces.” Senses of Cinema. [Melbourne Cinémathèque Annotations on Film] October-December 2007. Web.
http://sensesofcinema.com/2007/cteq/hour-furnaces/    

Non-refereed Articles

“Inmigrantes en la pantalla grande.” Contratiempo 71 [Chicago] (December 2011-January 2012): 16. Print.

Prologue to Jaleos y denuncias, by Stanislaw Jaroszek. Chicago: Ediciones Vocesueltas, 2010: 11-13.  Print.

“Cine latinoamericano en el cambio de siglo: de la nostalgia a la inmediatez.” Contratiempo 71 (December 2009-January 2010): 10. Print.

“Hacia una poética de la identidad latina.” Contratiempo 70 (November 2009): 6. Print.

“El cine cubano y el estado: historia de un conflicto.” Contratiempo 61 (December 2008-January 2009): 7. Print.

“Cine latinoamericano: la memoria compartida.” Contratiempo 64 (April 2009): 4-5. Print.

Selected Exhibitions 

Selected Conferences

“Time-images and the Latin American Neo-baroque: The Case of Limite.”  Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 9, 2014.

“Little Red Riding Hood Meets Freud in Lucrecia Matel's Salta Trilogy." Society for  Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 14, 2013.

“La teoría del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano: de la militancia al neorbarroco." Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, May 25, 2012.

“Las raíces silentes del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano.” Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, October 8, 2010.

“La primera vanguardia del cine latinoamericano.” Coloquio Internacional Cine Mudo en Iberoamérica: Naciones, Narraciones, Centenarios. México, DF: UNAM, April 21, 2010.

“Latin American Cinema’s Transition to Sound.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles, March 18, 2010.

“El humor en el cine de Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.” Modern Language Association,  San Francisco, December 29, 2008.

“Marxist Historiography and Genre Appropriation in Humberto Solás’ Lucía.” American Comparative Literature Association, Puebla, México, April 20, 2007.

“Historiografía del cine puertorriqueño: el enigma del silencio.” Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15, 2006.

“Subjectivities in Motion: Bolivian Migrants on Film.”  Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, October 8, 2004.

“Hispanics in Hollywood: Stereotypes in Motion.” Hispanic Heritage Month, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, September 22, 2003.

“Calibana del Caribe: feminismo y revolución en ‘Amo a mi amo’, de Nancy Morejón.” Universidad de Puerto Rico, Arecibo, November, 22, 2002.

“Transculturation in Spain: The Case of Flowers from Another World.” Conferencia internacional en homenaje a David William Foster. Arizona State University, Tempe, October 26, 2001.

 “Una pelea cubana contra los demonios: en busca de la intra-historia revolucionaria.” Cinemateca Nacional de Venezuela, Caracas, December 17, 1999.

“Homosexuality, Marxism and Exile in Cuba: The Case of Strawberry and Chocolate.” Centro Chicano de Stanford University, February 1999.

“Pluralidad narrativa, discursiva y política en La Milagrosa, de Carmen Boullosa.” Symposio ‘Conjugarse en infinitivo: La escritora Carmen Boullosa.’ Iberoamerikanischen Institut, Berlin, November 1997.

Background 

Northeastern Illinois University, Professor of Spanish and Chair, Fall 2008 to present
University of Hawai‘i-Manoa, Assistant and Assoc. Professor, Fall 2001 to Spring 2008
Stanford University, Visiting Associate Professor, AY 2006-2007
University of Missouri-Columbia, Assistant Professor, AY 2000-2001

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