Cristina Venegas

Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies

2000 Ph.D. in Critical Studies, School of Cinema-TV,
University of Southern California


2411 Social Sciences & Media Studies



Cinema and Media of the America


Cristina Venegas focuses her research on international media with an emphasis on Latin America, Spanish-language film and television in the U.S., and digital technologies. Her book Digital Dilemmas (Rutgers 2010) deals with digital media in Cuba and she has also written about film and political culture, revolutionary imagination in the Americas, telenovelas, contemporary Latin American cinema, co-productions. She has curated numerous film programs on Latin American and Indigenous film in the US and Canada, and is Co-founder and Artistic Director (since 2004) of the Latino CineMedia International Film Festival in Santa Barbara..