I am a researcher and educator interested in the intersections of media, globalization, and cultural difference. Since fall 2017, I am assistant professor of critical media studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Juan podcasting 1I have a PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a MA in Film Studies from Concordia University in Montreal; and a Honors BA from the University of Toronto, where I majored in Cinema Studies and Economics.

My research encompasses transnational media theory, digital technologies, border studies, infrastructure studies, and Latin American film and television. My work also engages queer and feminist studies, STS, animation studies, critical theory, and postcolonial theory.

Currently, I serve on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Center for U.S.-Latin American Initiatives and on the Editorial Board of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.

Previously, I served on the board of directors of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, as part of the editorial collective for the Media Fields Journal, and as a research assistant for the Carsey-Wolf Center, where I participated in the Media Industries Project and the Environmental Media Initiative.

I’m a regular YA book reader, Converse aficionado, and perpetual cheese lover.