Graduate Student Representative, Board of Directors, 2015-2018
Biography: Juan Llamas-Rodriguez is a PhD candidate in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, working on a dissertation about life in the age of narco-trafficking. His research encompasses the practices and materialities of media distribution, popular cultures of the Mexico-US border, and the precarity of creative labor. Juan also works as a Research Assistant with the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project and as a member of the Media Fields Journal collective.
Contact: 2433 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA
Degrees: PhD, Film and Media Studies, University of California — Santa Barbara
MA, Film Studies, Concordia University
BA, Cinema Studies, University of Toronto
Research Interests: transnational cinema, creative labor, Latina media industries, feminist media studies, science and technology studies, global cultural theory, animated media.
Other activities: Research Assistant, Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project; Editorial Collective Member, Media Fields Journal; Graduate Representative, Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies.