Rodriguez’s research and teaching mobilize media theories to critically analyze social phenomena on a global scale. His areas of specialization include transnational media, border and migration studies, infrastructure studies, and Latin American film and television. His first book, Border Tunnels (University of Minnesota Press, 2023), examines how media forms and technologies shape perceptions about the borderlands and help reimagine the stakes of border-making practices.
Dr. Llamas-Rodriguez has published in the journals Feminist Media Histories, Lateral, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, Film Quarterly, Jump Cut, and the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. His work also appears in the edited collections Geoblocking and Global Video Culture, Cultures of the Copy, Pandemic Media, From Networks to Netflix, and the Routledge Companion to Risk and Media. He is the host of the Global Media Cultures podcast and a member of the Global Internet TV Consortium.