Laura Podalsky

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Core Faculty

Laura Podalsky (Ph.D. Tulane University) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  Her research and teaching interests are in Latin American film, cultural studies, and critical theory.  She has published articles on a variety of topics including youth markets and contemporary Mexican cinema, telenovelas and globalization, cosmopolitanism in tango films, and pre-revolutionary Cuban cinema.  She is the author of  The Politics of Affect and Emotion in the Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), as well as Specular City: The Transformation of Culture, Consumption, and Space after Peron (Temple University Press, 2004) on Argentine film and urban culture. She currently serves as Co-Editor of the journal Studies in Hispanic Cinemas (Intellect)

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