profile photo JuanI 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.

I 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 the practices and materialities of media distribution, popular cultures of the Mexico-US border, and the precarity of creative labor. Other interests include queer and feminist media studies, infrastructure studies, science and technology studies, animation, critical theory, and the politics of media piracy.

During 2015-2017, I served as the grad student representative for the board of directors of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, as an editorial assistant for Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, and as part of the editorial collective for the Media Fields Journal. Previously, I worked as a research assistant for the Carsey-Wolf Center, where I participated in the Media Industries Project and the Environmental Media Initiative.

I’m an regular book reader, occasional writer, Converse aficionado, and perpetual cheese lover.

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