About

(Spanish below) I am a feminist film historian with a focus on the Andes (Peru and Bolivia). More than the movies themselves, I am interested in the processes that allow them to live, so I research the whole life cycle of the films, from their ideation to their reception. I advocate a non-hierarchical, non-authoritarian and non-patriarchal approach to the study of social, political, precarious and collaborative cinema, which is why I consider that management, circulation, reception and archiving are activities that should be investigated systematically.

Soy una historiadora feminista del cine hecho en los Andes (Perú y Bolivia). Más que las películas en sí, me interesan los procesos que permiten que éstas vivan, por ello investigo todo el ciclo de vida de los filmes, desde su ideación hasta su recepción.  Abogo por una aproximación no jerárquica, no autorista y no patriarcal al estudio del cine social, político, precario y colaborativo por ello considero que la gestión, la circulación, la recepción y el archivo son actividades que deben ser investigadas sistemáticamente.

Education

2014-2019       Ph.D., Film Studies. University of St Andrews.

Thesis Title: Andean Women’s Oppositional Filmmaking: On and Off-Screen Practices and Politics. Supervisor: Leshu Torchin. Viva date: January 17, 2019. 

2012-2013        M.Litt., Art History and Visual Culture.Universitat de València.

2000-2001        M.A., International Cooperation for Development. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

1995-1999       B.A., Art History. Universitat de Barcelona.

Other Publications

–       “Auteurism, Machismo-Leninismo, and Other Issues: Women’s Labor in Andean Oppositional Film Production.”Feminist Media Histories, 4.1 (2018): 11-36. 
Awarded First Prize in the category “Best Doctoral Article/Chapter 2019”by the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS).
–       “The Embodied Testimony of Domitila Chungara in The Courage of the People(Jorge Sanjinés, 1971).” Interlitteraria, 22.1 (2017): 125-138.
–      “Saturnino Huillca, Estrella del Documental Revolucionario Peruano” [‘Saturnino Huillca: Peruvian Revolutionary Film Star’]. Cine Documental,13 (2016): 54-87.
–      “El Empoderamiento de los Personajes Femeninos en el Cine del Grupo Ukamau (1965-1971)” [‘The empowerment of the feminine characters in the films of Ukamau (1965-1971)’] in Me veo luego existo. Mujeres que Representan, Mujeres Representadas, Esther Alba and Luis Pérez Ochando (eds.). Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2015: 439-453.
–       “Jorge Sanjinés. Actualización bio-filmográfica” [‘Jorge Sanjinés: Updated Biography and Filmography’]. Archivos de la Filmoteca,71 (2013): 39-54.
Forthcoming
–      “Beatriz Palacios: Ukamau’s Cornerstone (1974-2003).” Latin American Perspectives. Special Issue “Gender, Sexuality, Film and Media in Latin America: Challenging Representation and Structures.” Kristi Wilson and Clara Garavelli (eds.), 2020.
–       “Las Mujeres del Grupo Ukamau: delante y detrás de las cámaras” [‘The Women of the Ukamau Group: On and Off-Screen’].Secuenciasnº 49. Special Issue “Ukamau Abigarrado: Nuevas Miradas Críticas y Fuentes de Investigación.” Isabel Seguí and María Aimaretti (eds.), 2020. 
–      “Bursting Lima’s Film Bubble: Women in the Contemporary Nonfiction Filmic Scene in Peru” in Peruvian Cinema in the Twenty First Century: Dynamic and Unstable Grounds, Cynthia Vich and Sarah Barrow (eds.). London: Palgrave-McMillan, 2020.
–      “The Peruvian Kuntur Group: A Marxist-Indigenist Filmmaking Practice” in Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen (eds.) Third Cinema, World Cinema and Marxism. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.

Projects

2020-2023. Postdoctoral Project: Women’s Nonfiction Filmmaking in Peru (1970-2020). Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures. University of Edinburgh
2018-2019. The Grierson Women: Shedding light on the other Griersons at the Stirling Collection
https://thegriersonwomen.wordpress.com

Memberships

Society for Latin American Studies

Women’s Film and Television History Network

British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies

Radical Film Network

 

 

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