BARBARA ZECCHI

GYNOCINE PROJECT FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

Barbara Zecchi (Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles, 1998) is Professor and Head of the Film Studies Program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She specializes in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas and Gender Studies, Film Adaptation and the Video-Graphic Essay. In addition to about a dozen video-graphic essays (shown in the US, UK, Spain, Italy, and Mexico), and about 50 articles and book chapters, she authored, edited or co-edited  eight volumes:  the monographic books La pantalla sexuada (The Gendered Screen, Cátedra, 2015) and Desenfocadas: Cineastas españolas y discursos de género (Out of Focus: Spanish Women Filmmakers and Gender Discourses, Icaria, 2014), and of the edited volumes Tras las lentes de Isabel Coixet: Cine, feminismo y compromiso (PUZ, 2017), Gynocine: Teoría de género, filmología y práxis cinematográfica (Univ. Zaragoza, 2013), Teoría y práctica de la adaptación fílmica (Complutense, 2011), La mujer en la España actual, ¿evolución o involución? (co-edited, Icaria, 2004), and Sexualidad y escritura (1850-2000) (co-edited, Anthropos, 2002), among others.  

 

MARIBEL RAMS

FOUNDING MEMBER

 

Maribel Rams is Visiting Assistant Professor at Western Washington University. She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Philology, a B.A. in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, and a M.A. in Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities from the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has published numerous articles in journals such as Katalanistik (ZfK), Revista d'Estudis Catalans, and book chapters in edited volumes such as Gynocine. Teoría de género, filmografía y praxis cinematográfica (Barbara Zecchi ed.), among others. Maribel's research examines the articulation of memory, subjectivity, and cultural identity in 19th to 21st century Spain. Her areas of specialization are literature, autobiography, autoetnography, testimony, postmemory, and the documentary,

She has been collaborating to the Gynocine Project since 2011.

 

EVA PARIS-HUESCA

FOUNDING MEMBER

Eva París-Huesca is Assistant Professor  of Modern Foreign Languages at the Wesleyan Ohio University. She holds a B.A from the Universidad de Valencia, Spain, an M.A. from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary Spanish detective fiction and film noir, Spanish literature of female authorship from 19th Century to the present, as well as topics on film adaptation and historical memory. Her courses include: Contemporary Spanish narrative and cinema, Spanish detective fiction, and language courses from beginning to advance levels. She is currently working on a volume of interviews with women filmmakers in Spain.

She has been collaborating to the Gynocine Project since 2011

 

IRENE MELÉ-BALLESTEROS

FOUNDING MEMBER

Irene Melé Ballesteros has a BA in English Philology and a Master in International Relations from the University of Barcelona (UAB), and a Master from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a thesis on Catalan film pioneer Elena Jordi. She specializes on the origins of Catalan cinema by women, and on film adaptations of Spanish novel and drama. The avant-garde and its relationship with the then emerging film phenomenon are also topics of interest. 

She has been collaborating to the Gynocine Project since 2011

 

ANTONIO TERRON BARROSO

CORE TEAM MEMBER

Antonio Terrón Barroso es licenciado en traducción e interpretación (Universidad de Granada), licenciado en publicidad y relaciones públicas (Universidad Oberta de Cataluña) y diplomado en turismo (Universidad de Granada). Cuenta también con el máster en formación del profesorado con especialización en lengua extranjera inglés (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) y actualmente cursa estudios de doctorado dentro del programa «Lenguas, textos y contextos» de la Universidad de Granada. Durante el curso académico 2014-2015 ha sido lector de español (graduate teaching associate) en la Universidad de Massachusetts Amherst. Anteriormente ejerció la docencia en España tanto en formación profesional como en bachillerato durante varios años. Entre sus intereses investigadores se encuentran la didáctica del español, la traducción audiovisual, el análisis crítico del discurso y el cine español.

He has been a Gynocine Project core team member since 2014.

 

CARLA SUÁREZ VEGA

CORE TEAM MEMBER

Carla Suárez Vega is a Ph.D. candidate in the Spanish and Portuguese Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Film Studies from the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies. She holds a BA in English Studies (Universidad de Oviedo, 2012) and two Master’s Degree, one in Gender and Diversity (Universidad de Oviedo, 2013), and another one in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language(Universidad de Oviedo, 2014). Her work and research interests revolve around Spanish cultural studies and graphic narratives. Her current research focuses on the representations of queer subjectivities and practices within contemporary Spanish comics, literature, and film.

She has been a Gynocine Project core team member since 2014.

 

GINA MALAGOLD

CORE TEAM MEMBER

Gina Malagold is a Ph.D. candidate in the Spanish and Portuguese Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies. She holds a BA in Spanish Literature (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2011) and a Master's Degree in Latin American  and Caribbean Studies (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013.) She is a Fulbright Scholar (Argentina, 2012), Ronald E. McNair Scholar, and is currently a visiting researcher at Georgetown University (2018.) Her work and research interests revolve around themes of Jews in the diaspora, US-Mexico cross-border networks, and racial and ethnic formation. Her current research project focuses on the life and work of Mexican-Jewish anthropologist, Anita Brenner.

She has been a Gynocine Project adjunct team member since 2017. 

 

ERIN K. HOGAN

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER

Erin K. Hogan is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where she teaches courses in Spanish literature and film and Latin American cinema. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles in Hispanic Languages and Literatures. Dr. Hogan has published on the construction of childhood in the Spanish literary, visual, and cinematic arts from the eighteenth century to the present. She is the author of a genre study of over fifty years of the child-starred cinemas of the "two Spains" and their transatlantic dialogism: The Two cines con niño (Edinburgh University Press 2018). Her broader work, including two articles on Isabel Coixet’s films, touches upon Hispanic and transnational cinemas and their portrayal of interculturality. Dr. Hogan scholarship has appeared in Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Hispanic Research Journal, International Journal of Iberian Studies, The Comparatist, edited volumes, and elsewhere. She has been a Gynocine Project team member since 2017 

 

MARÍA GARCÍA PUENTE

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER 

 

María García Puente is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at California State University San Bernardino. She earned a B.A in English Philology and M.A in Applied Foreign Languages from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and a M.A and Ph.D in Hispanic Literature from the University of Kansas. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Spanish language, and Hispanic literature, cinema and culture. Her research areas are contemporary Spanish literature and cinema with a focus on fairy tales and gender studies. Her scholarship focuses mainly on feminist rewritings of fairy tales in 21st century Spanish cinema.

She has been a Gynocine Project team member since 2017

 

CHRISTINA BEAUBIEN

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER 

 

Christina Beaubien received her B.A in Spanish from Framingham State College and a M.A in Spanish Language and Literature from St. Louis University in Madrid. Her area of study includes 19th and 20th century Spanish Literature and Culture with an emphasis on the Guerra Civil and the Franco Dictatorship. She is also interested in the problematics of gender, memory, and trauma in contemporary Spanish literature in film. Her dissertation will focus on the experiences of various authors, directors, and essayists during their exile from Spain after the end of the Guerra Civil.

 

ASIER GIL VÁZQUEZ

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER

Asier Gil Vázquez es estudiante de doctorado en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid desde 2014. Su tesis se centra en la intersección del género con la edad en el cine del primer franquismo. También ha presentado comunicaciones acerca del discurso de género en la copla, modelos de feminidades en las tele-comedias de Jaime de Armiñán, relatos de posmemoria en el cine de la Transición o nacionalismo banal en programas gastronómicos.

 

SANDRA GALVÁN

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER

Sandra Galván, doctoranda en el programa de español de la universidad de Massachusetts, es licenciada en Historia por la Universidad de Girona, donde también ha cursado el Master Oficial en Gestión del Patrimonio Cultural. Asimismo, cuenta con un Postgrado en Educación y Cultura de la Cátedra UNESCO de Políticas Culturales y Cooperación de la misma universidad. Responsable del departamento educativo del Museu del Cinema, donde ha organizado y coordinado multitud de programas, festivales, cursos y eventos relacionados con el séptimo arte, es también colaboradora del Catalan Film Festival de la Universidad de Massachusetts

 

DOLORES JUAN-MORENO

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER

 

Dolores Juan Moreno is Lecturer at Clark University. She received her first Ph.D. in 2015 from UIB (Balearic Islands, Spain) with a dissertation on the Spanish poet Aurora Luque and she earned her second PhD at UMass-Amherst in 2016 with a dissertation about Food, Film and Poetry. Her research interests include Women Writers and Filmmakers of the 21st century; Food, Cinema and Poetry and the interdisciplinary connections between the cultures of the Mediterranean. At Clark University she teaches all levels of Spanish language as well as Contemporary Spanish literature, culture and cinema courses. She also serves as the director and coordinator of the project HCH (Hispanic Culture and Heritage), which she created along with undergraduate students in 2016.

 

INÉS MÉNDEZ FERNANDEZ

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER

Inés Méndez Fernández es graduada por la Universidad de Oviedo (2014), donde también realizó el máster en Español como Lengua Extranjera (2015). En esta misma institución cursa actualmente sus estudios de doctorado en el programa de Investigaciones Humanísticas por la línea de Literatura, Lenguaje y Comunicación. Su proyecto doctoral trata la representación autorial en el cine. Asimismo, es becaria del programa Severo Ochoa para la investigación y docencia del Principado de Asturias desde el curso 2017-2018. Sus líneas de interés académico se centran en la narrativa audiovisual y los vínculos entre el cine y la literatura, así como en los mecanismos ficcionales que rigen estas manifestaciones artísticas.

 

PILAR OSORIO

ADJUNCT TEAM MEMBER

 

Pilar Osorio is a Ph.D. Candidate of the Spanish and Portuguese Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is also pursuing a Certificate in Film Studies. She works on Latin American Literature and Cinema, with a focus on the role of emotions/feelings in the narrative construction of political consciousness. Before joining the University of Massachusetts, Pilar held teaching positions at the Colegio Los Nogales and at the Colegio Tilatá in Colombia. In 2010, she worked as coordinator of the National Memory Program and of the Publishing Promotion Program at the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. From 2010 to 2014 she coordinated the Literature Programs in Red de Bibliotecas del Banco de la República de Colombia (Colombia's  Libraries Network) leading and developing workshops for vulnerable populations, curating exhibitions, selecting books for national purchase, and organizing international conferences, (as CILELIJ, among others).

She is currently the chief curator of the Latin American Film Festival at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

CELIA SAINZ

 

Celia Sainz is a doctorate student in the Hispanic and Linguistics program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, also perusing a Certificate in Film Studies. She received her B.A from the Universidad Carlos III, Spain. Her research focuses on film and gender studies in the Iberian space. Currently, she is working on her master’s thesis, researching poetic cinema in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. She co-directs the Catalan Film Festival and the Latin American Film Festival at UMass. She has been collaborating to the Gynocine Project since 2017.

 

ELISABET PALLÀS MASSÓ  

Elisabet es estudiante de doctorado en el programa de _Hispanic
Literatures and Linguistics_ de la Universidad de Massachusetts
Amherst, donde cursa su último año. Es licenciada en Humanidades
(2012) por la Universitat Pompeu Fabra y cuenta con un máster de
gestión lingüística de la Universitat de Barcelona (2013) y otro
de literatura y cultura española, también de la universidad de
Massachusetts Amherst (2015). Interesada en la cultura visual, sus
líneas de investigación incluyen el estudio del cine y teatro
contemporáneo ibérico, con énfasis en la producción
independiente y los estudios de género. Su tesis doctoral se centra
en el desplazamiento y expropiación poblacional en las
espacialidades del Raval barcelonés, en el marco de una crítica
más amplia sobre las políticas de urbanidad y las deficiencias del
modelo Barcelona.

AD HOC MEMEBRS

 

RAQUEL MEDINA
AD-HOC TEAM MEMBER

 

Raquel Medina is Senior Lecturer at Aston University, UK. She is the author of Cinematic Representations of Alzheimer’s Disease (Palgrave, 2018), and Surrealismo en la poesía española de posguerra (Visor, 1997), and co-editor of Sexualidad y escritura (Anthropos, 2002).  She has published articles on contemporary Spanish poetry, women writers, Spanish cinema and cultural studies. Her current research focuses on the representation of Alzheimer’s disease in Spanish film, fiction and non-fiction narrative, and poetry, and emphasizes how cultural texts have the power of creating, sustaining, and changing meanings of AD .

 

LUCIA TELLO 

AD-HOC TEAM MEMBER

Lucia Tello Lucía Tello Díaz es Profesora Asociada en la Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR). Es Doctora y Licenciada en Ciencias de la Información por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, donde obtuvo el Premio Nacional Fin de Carrera, el Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura y el Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado. Fue Investigadora de Excelencia por la Comunidad de Madrid con su investigación sobre Historia Española y Cine, así como obtuvo una Beca de Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU) por el Ministerio para realizar su tesis La imagen y la ética del periodista en el cine español (1896-2010). Ha formado parte de varios grupos de investigación en los ámbitos del cine, los medios de comunicación, Internet, estudios de género y ética mediática.  Su extensa bibliografía abarca títulos como Hablemos de cineDiccionario del Periodista en el cine español, Con “C” de Coixet, El sueño inacabado o La enseñanza de la Ética Periodística a través del cineUna nueva metodología para estudiantes universitarios.

 

RAMON GIRONA

AD-HOC MEMBER

 

Ramon Girona is Professor of Audiovisual Narrative at the University of Girona and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the same university. In addition to numerous book chapters and articles in specialized journals,  he is the author of Frank Capra  (Madrid: Cátedra, 2008), Why We Fight de Frank Capra. El cinema al servei de la causa aliada (Valencia: Filmoteca de Valencia, 2009), El cinema de propaganda als USA (Barcelona: Editorial UOC, 2010), and its Spanish version: El cine de propaganda en EE.UU. (Barcelona: Editorial UOC, 2015); and editor of the volume Cinema, publicitat i turisme (Girona, Documenta Universitaria, 2012). 

He is also the author of the collection of twelve children's short "Contes d'arreu" (Barcelona: Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, 2001-2004), translated in Spanish (Libros del Zorro Rojo) and in German (Pabst & Pesch); of Tres contes de Reis (Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat/Bromera/Algar, 2005), and  of Llegendes de Girona (Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, 2011).

 

ANA CORBALÁN

AD-HOC MEMBER

Ana Corbalán is Professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama. Her books include El cuerpo transgresor en la narrativa española contemporánea and Memorias fragmentadas: Mirada transatlántica a la resistencia femenina contra las dictaduras. She has also co-edited four volumes: Toward a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces; Hacia una redefinición del feminismo en el siglo XXI; The Dynamics of Masculinity in Contemporary Spanish Culture; and European Cinema: Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis.

FORMER MEMBERS:

 

JAIME OREJERO RODRíGUEZ   (Universidad de Oviedo)- Core Member 2014-2016

CARMEN SANTAMARÍA (Universidad de Oviedo) -Core Member 2014-2016