MemberAgata Lulkowska

Interdisciplinary researcher, photographer and filmmaker. Agata Lulkowska holds a practice-based PhD in film and Latin American studies from Birkbeck, University of London. Her research focuses on the politics of visual representation among the Arhuaco community from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. She used collaborative filmmaking as a method. Lulkowska also holds Master’s Degree in Film and Media Studies at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, unfinished MA in Film Direction at Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and a First Class Honours degree in Digital Media Arts at London South Bank University. Alongside her research work, she actively exhibits her visual work in wide international circles such as Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Bologna. Lulkowska’s research addresses questions of representation, otherness, and intercultural communication. She is particularly interested in the way film and video circulate in international circles, and how the aspect of communication transcends the cultural barriers. She lived and worked on three different continents, and she is trilingual.

MemberNanci Buiza

Nanci Buiza is Associate Professor at Swarthmore College. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Emory University. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary Mexican and Central American literature, culture, and cinema. She teaches courses on peace and conflict in Central America; state oppression, violence, and human rights in Mexico; migration along the Central America-Mexico-U.S. corridor; and the impact of neoliberalism in both Mexico and Central America. Her publications and courses approach these topics from the perspectives of trauma, memory, ethics, aesthetics, and affect theory. She has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, A Contracorriente, Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos, Iberoamericana, Hispanic Research Journal,  Hispanófila, and Iowa Literaria. She has an article forthcoming in Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context (MLA, Options for Teaching Series). She is currently writing a book on postwar Central American literature and is editing a volume on the cultural representations of Central American migrants crossing through Mexico.   If you have any questions about accessing her articles, please email her:

MemberIsabel Seguí

(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.

Membercynthia tompkins

… Indigenous peoples in Argentine Cinema. State University of New York Press, 2018. Includes 60 B & W images, 357 pp. Sole author. Hardcoveer.
Five Months in the Argentine: From a Woman’s Point of View 1918- to 1919. By Katherine Dreier. Trans. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins. Santiago, Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2016.
Tompkins, Cynthia Margarita. Experimental Latin American Cinema: History and Aesthetics. Austin: U of Texas P, 2013. Includes 74 B & W images. 306 pp. Sole author.
Tompkins, Cynthia Margarita. Latin American Postmodernisms: Women Writers and Experimentation. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2006. 226 pp. Sole author.
Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Tompkins, Cynthia M. and Kristen Sternberg, eds. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2004.
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MemberAntonio Luciano Tosta

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.

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.