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Latino/a Caucus (Founded 1991)
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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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Our History
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.

Contact (updated 2/21/20)

Vinodh Venkatesh (Co-Chair 2019-2021)
Arcelia Gutiérrez (Co-Chair, 2020-2022)
Orquidea Morales (Secretary, 20-21)
Crystal Camargo (Graduate Student Representative, 20-21) 

Groups sections:
Caucuses | Scholarly Interest Groups | Graduate Student Organization | Request Funding

Contact Us

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
640 Parrington Oval
Wallace Old Science Hall, Room 300
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8075