Dr Tori Holmes (Queen’s University Belfast)
Tori Holmes is Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. She completed her PhD in Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool in 2011, with a thesis on the use of blogs and other internet platforms by Brazilian favela residents. She has published on the mobility and circulation of blog content, research methodology and digital representations of favelas. Her current research interests centre on digital culture and urban representation in Brazil (particularly webdocumentary and digital mapping), with particular attention to responses to urban change.
Contact email: t.holmes -AT- qub.ac.uk
Dr Thea Pitman (University of Leeds)
Thea Pitman is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, UK. She is also currently the director of the University of Leeds’ Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC).
Her research interests in the field of digital culture include hypertext and hypermedia works, net.art, digital art, multimedia/installation art, online performance art, tactical media projects, indigenous new media, digital film and blogs. Her publications have focused on the work of such cultural producers as Doménico Chiappe, Blas Valdez, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Yoani Sánchez, to name but a few. She is currently working on indigenous self-representations in new media.
Contact email: t.pitman -AT- leeds.ac.uk.
Prof. Claire Taylor (University of Liverpool)
Claire Taylor is Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her research specialisms include Latin American hypermedia narrative, net art, and literary blogs, with a particular interest in the works of Belén Gache, Guillermo Gómez Peña, Brian Mackern, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Eduardo Navas, Marta Patricia Niño, Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez and Marina Zerbarini.
Contact email: c.l.taylor -AT- liv.ac.uk
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