Esther Hamburger is Professor of History of Film, Television, and Digital Media at the School of Communication and Arts of University of São Paulo. With a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, she has recently been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. She has been a visiting professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and at University of Michigan. She has published in a wide range of book collections including The Brazil Reader History, Culture, Politics; A companion to Latin American cinema; The Routledge’s companion to media and gender; Television audiences across the world, El cinema de lo real, Miradas cruzadas: sociedad, política y cultura. She represents her university in Unesco Media Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network. She has contributed with journals such as Galaxia, Significação, Lua Nova, Novos Estudos, Television and the new media, Framework. For 15 years she wrote regularly for Folha de S. Paulo Her book O Brasil Antenado: a sociedade da novela was nominated for the Jabuti prize. She coordinates the Audiovisual Investigation and Critique Lab (LAICA), a multiuser Fapesp facility. She was director of CINUSP (the Cinema of the University). She is currently the president of Kinoforum, the Association that promotes the São Paulo International Short Film Festival, and the Kinoforum Audiovisual Workshops.
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