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The Future of Media is Latinx: A Conversation on Race, Ethnicity and Global...

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NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication

239 Greene Street, Floor 8

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This panel is part of the XIV International Obitel Conference, a place for conversations around Internet Distributed Television in Ibero-American and US Hispanic Media.

Panelists include Vanessa Erazo, Jillian Baez, and Carlos A. Gutiérrez.

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Jillian Báez specializes in Latina/o media, audience studies, transnational feminisms, and media literacy. Dr. Báez is General Editor of WSQ (formerly Women’s Studies Quarterly). Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and Social Science Research Council. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the College of Staten Island. These courses include: Theories of Communications, Media Audiences, Media and the Margins, Media Industries, History of Print Media, Latina/o Media, Film and Media Research Analysis, and Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Prior to her appointment at the College of Staten Island, Dr. Báez was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College.

Vanessa Erazo is a journalist and film programmer. She has worked in various capacities for film festivals in San Francisco, Mexico City, and New York. After receiving an M.A. in Latin American Studies from New York University, she served as the Documentary Programmer at the New York International Latino Film Festival. For the last six years, she has led and shaped Remezcla’s Film and TV coverage as an editor. She is also a Co-Founder of Cinelandia, an online guide to Latino films playing across the U.S. She has served on the jury of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Mendocino Film Festival, Cinema Tropical Awards, and Princess Grace Foundation Film Awards. Her work has appeared on Remezcla, Indiewire, in The New York Times and on NPR.

Carlos A. Gutiérrez is co-founder and executive director of Cinema Tropical, the New York-based media arts non-profit organization that has become the leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the U.S. As a guest curator, he has presented several film/video series at different cultural institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Film at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum, BAMcinématek, and Anthology Film Archives, among others. In 2007, he co-curated the 53rd edition of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. He is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine, a member Board of Directors of Film Forum, and has served as a member of the jury for various film festivals including Morelia, SANFIC, Seattle, Margaret Mead, DocsMX, and Austin’s Cine Las Americas. He has served as both expert nominator and panelist for the Rockefeller Fellowship Program for Mexican Film & Media Arts, the Sundance Documentary Fund, he Tribeca Film Institute’s Latin America Media Arts Fund, and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

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