UC SANTA BARBARA

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Cristina Venegas

Office Hours

By appointment only during Winter quarter.

Biography

Cristina Venegas is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies where she teaches courses related to history, criticism and theory with an emphasis on Latin American film and media. She is the author of Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual and Digital Culture in Cuba (Rutgers, 2010), a Choice Book Award recipient and is co-editor of Digital Activism, Community Media, and Sustainable Communication in Latin America (forthcoming in 2020). Her essays have appeared in various journals and anthologies, and she is co-editor of the Media Matters book series at Rutgers University Press. She has curated numerous film programs and served as juror for several international film festivals and film script competitions. In 2004, she co-founded the highly successful Latino CineMedia Festival in Santa Barbara (until-2011) in partnership with community artists and University leaders. Venegas also co-created a highly regarded filmmaking program for Santa Barbara high school students.

Education

  • Ph.D. 2000 Critical StudiesUSC, Cinematic Arts
  • M.F.A. 1987 Film History, Theory and CriticismColumbia University
  • B.S. 1981 Radio-Television-FilmUniversity of Texas, Austin

Courses

127M: Mexican Cinema and Television

Instructor

Cristina Venegas

Term

Fall 2018

Research Interests

096: Advanced Film Analysis - 96

Instructor

Cristina Venegas

Term

Spring 2019

Research Interests

241: Television and New Media Theory

Instructor

Cristina Venegas

Term

Fall 2018

Research Interests

242LA: Film Theory and Practice in Latin America

Instructor

Cristina Venegas

Term

Fall 2019

Creative Work

Unrest, Distance and the Future

June 30, 2018

Creator

Cristina Venegas

Research Interests

Publications

Article

Tech in Cuba, The Rhetoric and the Reality

09/19/2015

Authors

Research Interests

Book Chapter

Cibernetica imperfecta

Authors

Research Interests

Edited Collection

Digital Activism, Community Media and Sustainable Communication

08/01/2020

Editors

Co-editors

Cheryl Martens, Etsa Flanklin Salvio Sharupi Tapuy