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Professor of Film and Screen Studies, University of Portsmouth

I am Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Following a PhD in the area of Latin American literature at King’s College, London on Mexican women writers, I moved into the field of Film Studies.

My research interests include transnational film theory, film funding bodies and transnational art cinema, Latin American cinema, Latin Americans and Latinos in US cinema, and cinema and migration and I have published widely in these areas. I am the founding co-editor of the Routledge journal Transnational Cinemas, and author of The Three Amigos: The Transnational Filmmaking of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón, Manchester University Press (2013), and Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Ten Key Films (Continuum Publishers, 2003). I am the editor of Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Breaking into the Global Market: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007, and co-editor of The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) with Ann Davies and Dolores Tierney.


  • 1997–present
    Reader, University of Portsmouth


  • 1998 
    King's College London, PhD in Mexican Literature