Editorial Board / Comité Editorial

Bridget Franco (Project Director), College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)

Bridget Franco is Associate Professor in the Spanish Department at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine and her M.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include memory, resistance and madness in Southern Cone narrative and film, as well as digital and experiential pedagogy related to Latin American studies. She is also the creator of Cineglos, a Spanish-language cinematographic digital glossary with moving image video clips, and she has published articles on Argentine and Chilean film and literature from the post-dictatorship periods of the late 1980s and 1990s.

Dania Abreu-Torres, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)

Dania Abreu-Torres is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After completing her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her research focuses on the analysis of racial and gender discourses in literature and film related to national identity in the Caribbean and Latin America. Her published work can be found in Centro Journal, Transmodernity, and A Contracorriente. She recently completed a co-authored volume dealing with underrepresented films from the Caribbean and Latin America, centered on women and LGBTQ themes, titled Latinidades and Film: Approaches and Overview. It will be published under the Pivot series with Palgrave Macmillan in 2024.   

Claudia Arteaga, Scripps College (Claremont, CA)

Claudia Arteaga is an Associate Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures and a faculty of the Native American/Indigenous Studies Minor at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Her research interests focus on issues of representation and self-representation about/by indigenous peoples in Peru and Bolivia through video and film, and Quechua poetry written by women. Dr. Arteaga's first book project studies cases of communitarian film development in Peru. She has published articles about films, poetry, Indigenous testimony, and politics in Peru.

Reighan Gillam, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Reighan Gillam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College. Her research examines Afro-Brazilian media in the form of television, videos, films, and illustrations. Her first book project, Visualizing Black Lives: Afro-Brazilian Media (2022), argues that Afro-Brazilian media articulate an anti-racist visual politics that challenges, draws attention to, and calls into question the ways in which racism operates in the mainstream media. Her articles are published in the journals Communication, Culture, and Critique, Feminist Media Studies, and forthcoming in Visual Anthropology Review. Gillam was elected to the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) Executive Committee in 2019 and she is a host of New Books in Anthropology Podcast on the New Books Network.

Jeffrey Middents, American University (Washington DC)

Jeffrey Middents studies and teaches film and world literature at American University in Washington, DC, specifically focusing on Latin American narratives from the 1960s to the present. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan, and his BA in English and Psychology from Dartmouth College. His film-oriented courses cover a wide range of concepts, including national cinemas, genre, the auteur, stardom, film criticism, and short film. His book, Writing National Cinema: Film Journals and Film Culture in Peru (UPNE, 2009) investigates the historical place of cultural writing within a national discourse by tracing how Peruvian cinema was shaped by local film criticism. Professor Middents has also published essays – in print and video versions – on a variety of other topics, including documentary aesthetics in the work of Chilean filmmaker Particio Guzman, Peruvian director Luis Llosa’s films made under producer Roger Corman, the theoretical perspective espoused by Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days, the sense of place in contemporary Latin American cinema, movie stardom and “the indigenous” in the works of Dolores del Rio and Magaly Solier, the pedagogy of teaching “world cinema” and the racial complexities of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is currently working on a monograph on transnational auteurism and the work of Alfonso Cuarón.  


Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, University of Chicago 
Manuel Medina, University of Louisville
Laura Podalsky, The Ohio State University
Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, Amherst College


Michelle L. Farrell, Fairfield University
Moisés Park, Baylor University