Areas of Specializationtransnational film and media, global cultural industries, border studies, Latin American television, critical theory, pirate media
Juan Llamas-Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Critical Media Studies in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication. His research focuses on transnational media distribution, digital labor, border studies, infrastructure studies, and Latin American film and television. He has published articles in Feminist Media Histories and the edited collections Geoblocking and Global Video Culture and Arrow and Superhero Television. In addition, his articles are forthcoming in the journals Film Quarterly, Jump Cut, and Cinema Journal, and in the Routledge Companion to Risk and Media collection. He is co-editor of the Media Fields Journal special issue on “Digital Distribution.” His current book project, Trafficking Tunnels and Mediations at the Border, examines how fictional media and digital technologies shape the popular conception of illicit underground tunnels and, subsequently, create avenues for reimagining transnational borders. He is a member of the Global Internet TV Consortium, a network of media studies scholars seeking to understand the implications of internet-distributed television around the world.