PhD, Performance Studies and 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 film and feature films (analogue and digital forms) in view of their critical engagement with and understanding of the contemporary world, preferably from a global or transnational perspective.Courses Taught:
Specific topics that highlight these issues are global cities and transnational communities in the US and Europe, as well as films that explore complex identities and uneven power-relations.
Mind Games and Puzzle FilmsRecent Publications:
Transnational Contemporary Cinema
Histories of Documentary Film
Memory, History, and the Cinema
S. Vega-Llona, Temor y Curacion en la Ciudad Global (Fear and Healing in the Global City). Fondo Editorial del Congreso del Peru. Lima, November 2005
S. Vega-Llona, The Beggar with the Prada Shoes: Stories from the Global Sidewalk (in process)
Transnational communities in the USA and Northern Europe. Film Festivals. Complex story telling.Professional Affiliations:
International School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam. 2003 to 2006.
FUBIS (Free University of Berlin Summer Program) 2012.