Who We Are
Our mission is to facilitate interaction between U.S. and Latin American/Latino/a scholars and filmmakers and to support active linkages to Latina/o and Latin American film and television groups and publications, including those associated with other scholarly organizations and bearing international scope.
What We Do
We provide a forum from which to engage in the study of theory, history, and criticism and for the promotion of critical methods and theoretical approaches that center on Latina/o and Latin American representations and production within the realm of film and media culture. We promote these linkages via:
- our e-mail listserv
- through invitations to host international/national scholars and film/media artists at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference
- through the promotion of Latina/o filmmaking
- through the dissemination of scholarship and critical materials in English by Latin American and North American schoolars via translation projects.
We also provide access to Latin American/Latina/o film resources on our website and book table that we organize at the annual conference. To this end, the Latino/a Caucus organizes and hosts panels, workshops, screenings, caucus meetings and special events at the SCMS conference.
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The Caucus was founded in 1990 to promote the study and exhibition of Latin American and Latina/o cinema, video, and media within higher education, at the SCMS conference, and at national and international film festivals.
Desiree Garcia (Co-Chair) Desiree[dot]J[dot]Garcia[at]asu.edu
Luisela Alvaray (Co-Chair) LALVARAY[at]depaul[dot]edu
Laura Isabel Serna (Secretary) lserna[at]cinema[dot]usc.edu
Shelley Dyrda (Graduate Student Representative) sldyrda[at]uwm[dot]edu
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