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RESEARCHERS


Mariana Lacunza Mendizábal, PhD
Program Director of  Communication studies
Telf.: +591 (4) 4268287 (Int. 462)
E-mail: mlacunza@upb.edu

Education:
- Ph.D in Latin American Literature and Cinema (University of Ohio)
- B.A, Communication, Catholic University of Bolivia “San Pablo”.
- Degree in Scriptwriting (La Fábrica Escuela de Cine)

Interersts:
Her areas of specialty are:
- Latin American Cinema
- Bolivian Cinema
- Visual Culture
- New technologies and new media, digital aesthetics
- Digital Storytelling applied to advertising, organizational development and community development
- Latin American Literature and cultures (with special interest in indigenous and Afro-Latin American cultures)
- Luso-Brazilian Cultures

Professional history:
Besides being a researcher at LIComH, at UPB, she is the Head of the Communication Career and professor of the undergraduate courses Audiovisual Language, Scriptwriting, Digital Storytelling, Contemporary Literature and Written Communication, and of the postgraduate course Corporate Communication for a Full Time MBA.
She wrote the Chica Almodóvar column in Ramona, the cultural supplement of the newspaper Opinón, she published articles and reviews on literature in the Literary Bulletin of the Simon I. Patiño Pedagogical and Cultural Center, in El Juguete Rabioso and in Mal Bicho.
She received several awards and scholarships, such as: Diversity Travel Grant, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS); Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University; Small Grant International Conference Travel Award, College of Humanities, The Ohio State University; Dr. Gordon P.K. Chu Memorial Scholarship (research abroad), College of Humanities, The Ohio State University; Loann Crane Graduate Award for Hispanic Studies Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University; Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University; Small Grant Conference Travel Award, College of Humanities, The Ohio State University.

 

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