Televisual Tunnels and the Publics of the U.S.-Mexico Border

On Thursday, March 25, at 6:30 EST, I’ll be delivering a lecture for the Boston Cinema and Media Seminar. I was invited by Bentley University, one of the member institutions of the Seminar, to talk about my border tunnels book project. Bentley Assistant Professor Jim Miranda will be the respondent. To receive the zoom meetingContinue reading “Televisual Tunnels and the Publics of the U.S.-Mexico Border”

The Poetics and Politics of Streaming

On October 28, 2020, I participated on a round table on “The Poetics and Politics of Streaming” hosted by the Film Studies Department at King’s College London. Appropriately for the topic, and given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the round table was hosted online via Microsoft Teams. The other participants in the event were Laura U.Continue reading “The Poetics and Politics of Streaming”

The Platforms to the World Symposium

At the end of January of this year, twenty scholars interested in the intersections of media, urbanism, and migration convened at the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas for the three-day symposium Platforms to the World. I organized the symposium in conjunction with my ATEC colleaguesContinue reading “The Platforms to the World Symposium”

The 2019 Global Media Festival

The Global Media Festival was a one-night screening of international shorts organized and presented by the students enrolled in my Global Media Cultures course during fall 2019. For the last four weeks of the course, students worked in groups to watch and analyze the shorts; write critical introductions and film reviews; and plan a promotionalContinue reading “The 2019 Global Media Festival”

TV Appearance to Discuss Streaming Platforms

On January 10, 2020, I appeared on Good Morning Texas, WFAA’s morning variety show, to talk about the multiplication of streaming services and how they fared against cable subscriptions. The initial producers’ pitch to my university’s communications team was for someone to talk about subscription prices for streaming versus cable. Fortunately, the producers also allowContinue reading “TV Appearance to Discuss Streaming Platforms”

A Revolution of One

This spring I had the opportunity to program a film screening at UC Santa Barbara’s Pollock Theater and chose La Revolución de los Alcatraces (2013), an award-winning documentary by Mexican filmmaker Luciana Kaplan. La Revolución tells the story of Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, a native of Santa María Quiegolani, a small indigenous community in southern Oaxaca, Mexico.Continue reading “A Revolution of One”