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Gilberto M. Blasini

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Election Bio:

I received my Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and my Master's and PhD in Critical Studies in Film & TV from UCLA. I am currently Associate Professor in English and Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM), where I also serve as Director of Film Studies and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in English. Prior to my appointment at UWM, I taught as a Lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles.


My main areas of teaching and research are Latin American and Caribbean cinemas, genre history and theory (especially horror and road movies), queer cinema, and television theory and criticism.  My work has appeared in the journals Black Camera, Emergences, Objeto Visual, Caribbean Studies, and Centro: The Journal of the Puerto Rican Studies Center. I have chapters in the anthologies Global Cinema Networks, The Latin American Road Movie, Cine y subalternidad en América Latina y el Caribe, Film Analysis: A Norton Reader, Prospero's Isles: The Presence of the Caribbean in the North American Imaginary, Visible Nations: Latin American Cinema and Video, and Latin American Literature and its Times. I am currently working on a project that examines discourses of sexuality, gender, and national identity in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean cinemas.

I joined SCMS in 1993. I have served as Secretary and Co-Chair of the Latino/a Caucus (2003 - 2006), Co-Chair of the Caucus Coordinating Committee (2005 - 2007), the Kovacs Book Award Committee (2008 - 2010), the Nominating Committee (2010 - 2013), the Best Essay in an Edited Collection Award Committee (2016), and the Investment Committee (2017 - present).

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