PhD, Performance Studies and Cultural Anthropology, New York University;
MA, Anthropology, University of California at San Diego;
BA, Clinical Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of Lima, Peru
Part Time Associate Teaching ProfessorProfile:
My main interests focus on issues that, broadly speaking, encompass the relation between the cinema and the public sphere. In particular, I am studying the potential of documentary filmmaking and of feature films that deal with historical subjects, to generate a cultural memory, which actively participates in the power-relations that structure a globalized world. Thus, international relations, debates around transitional justice and “Truth and Reconciliation” and world cities as cultures of globalization are also central to my work.Courses Taught:
World CinemaRecent Publications:
Transnational Contemporary Cinema
Memory, History, and the Cinema
Truth and Reconciliation in the Media
Histories of Documentary Film
Women, War, and the Media
Latin American Film, Fiction, and Performance
Genres of Cultural Analysis
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Book: Temor y Curacion en la Ciudad Global (Fear and Healing in the Global City) Fondo Editorial del Congreso del Peru. Lima, Peru 2005 (presented at the international Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2005).
Book: The Beggar with the Prada Shoes:Stories from the Global Sidewalk (in process).
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal ArtsPhone Number/Extension:
65 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011
Memory and the cinema; The role of the cinema in the creation of cultural memory; Documentary filmmaking as a medium for articulating trans-personal history, collective traumata and political struggles for rights and recognition; World cities and the cultures of globalization.Professional Affiliations:
- Visiting Lecturer. International School for Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Amsterdam. The Netherlands.