Stephen Borunda is an M.A./ Ph.D. student in Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and History, and an M.S. in Education from The Johns Hopkins University. After his undergraduate studies, Stephen served as a teacher via Teach for America in Baltimore City. His later time in Santiago, Chile allowed his work to be published in The Santiago Times; his reviews and articles have also been featured in Film Matters.
Some of his research interests include post-colonial media theory, media and cinema in Chile and the Southern Cone, political culture, media produced in the areas that comprised the frontier (especially New Mexico and Chile) of the former Monarquía Hispánica, media and pedagogy, and revolutionary imagination.
In his free time, he writes and directs his own film projects, serves as a screener for film festivals (most recently, the Austin Film Festival), and writes film reviews.