MemberMariana Cunha

Currently developing the postdoctoral project “Ecologias afetivas: natureza, corporeidade e materialidade no cinema contemporâneo”, funded by CAPES-Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Brazil (2018-2023) at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil). PhD thesis (2010): “Framing Landscapes in Brazilian Cinema: Journeys between Rural and Urban Spaces (1963-2006)”, from Birkbeck, University of London.  

MemberMariana Sabino-Salazar

Mariana Sabino-Salazar researches Iberian and Latin American Romani literature and the Gypsy stereotype in literature, cinema, and media. She draws from subaltern history, decolonial and critical race theory, literary analysis, and gender studies.    Sabino’s dissertation focuses on the literary femme fatale archetype found in Mexican and Brazilian cinema from 1950 to 1980. She analyzes the genealogy of Gypsy images and narratives with a focus on race, gender, and nationalism. She works with a corpus of more than forty films with Gypsy characters that range from ranchero musical comedies to pornography. Sabino’s dissertation is developed in mixed-methods of semi-structured interviews, historical archival work in Brazil and Mexico, and the close reading of plays, novels, and films. Her project has received generous support from the Fulbright Commission, the United States Department of Education, the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT), and the Graduate School of The University of Texas at Austin.

MemberPatricia Lino

​Patrícia Lino (Portugal, 1990) is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian Literatures and cinema at UCLA and the author of O Kit de Sobrevivência do Descobridor Português no Mundo Anticolonial (2020), Não é isto um livro (2020), and Manoel de Barros e A Poesia Cínica (2019). She recently directed Anticorpo. A Parody of the Laughable Empire (US 2019; Brazil 2020) and Vibrant Hands (2019). She is also the author of the mixed poetry album I Who Cannot Sing (2020). Lino presented, published, and exhibited essays, poems, and illustrations in more than six countries. She was one of the Portuguese poets invited to participate in the 2020 Feria del Libro de Bogotá and in the 2020 Fiesta del Libro y la Cultura de Medellín. Her current research focuses on contemporary poetry, visual and audiovisual culture, parody and anticolonialism, ​and Brazilian film. She also works as a researcher member at the UCLA Latin American Institute and a collaborator at Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa.

MemberErika Amaral

…2019 Article in Scientific Journal: Revista Imagofagia (ISSN 1852-9550)

Reference: Amaral, E. (2019). A simbologia religiosa no cinema de Ana Carolina: diálogos com Luis Buñuel e Glauber Rocha. Revista Imagofagia, v. 20, 90-119.

Key words: Brazilian cinema, Glauber Rocha, Ana Carolina, Luis Buñuel



2019 Article in Scientific Journal: Aniki (ISSN 2183-1750)

Reference: Amaral, E. (2019). Meu canto de morte, guerreiros, ouvi: intermidialidade e tensões do colonialismo em Amélia (2000). Aniki – Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimen…

MA Candidate in History, Theory and Critic at the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Meios e Processos Audiovisuais na Escola de Comunicações e Artes at the University of São Paulo, researching ‘Representações da mulher caipira no cinema brasileiro: ‘Amélia’ (2000), de Ana Carolina, e ‘Uma Vida em Segredo’ (2001), de Suzana Amaral’, funded by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Contact:

MemberTemenuga Trifonova

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at York University. She is the author of The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema (2020), Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (2014) and The Image in French Philosophy (2007), and editor/contributor of Screening the Art World (forthcoming in 2021), Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (2017) and European Film Theory (2008). Her articles have appeared in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving ImageCinema & CieCTheory, SubStance, Space and Culture, Rivista di EsteticaStudies in Comics, The European Journal of American Culture, Studies in European Cinema, Cineaste, Film and Philosophy, CineAction, Scope, Postmodern Culture etc. In 2018/2019 she was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Le Studium Center for Advanced Studies in France.

MemberAntonio Luciano Tosta

…lected Essays:
“Immigration, Transnationalism, and Transmigration in Grandma Has a Video Camera.” Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures (Indiana University) 1.1 (Fall 2016). Forthcoming: 74-92.
“Fictional and Everyday Violence: Brazilian Audience as an Interpretive Community of Brazilian Cinema.” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Canada: The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies) 38/1 (2013): 17-34.
“The Other as Self or Other? “Latinidade” and the Politics of Identification in Brazuca Novels.” Gávea-Brown (Brown …

Luciano Tosta is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas. Before joining the faculty at KU, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his graduate studies at Brown University, Dr. Tosta taught at Harvard University, Boston University, and Rhode Island College. He received Harvard University’s Certificate of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching, and featured on the University of Illinois’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. In Brazil he taught at the Federal and State Universities of Bahia.