Permanent Scientific Director

Dr. Rafael Cabrera

Prof. Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo, PhD
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo obtained a PhD in History from the University of Puerto Rico. He is in charge of the position of Associate Vice president for Academic Affairs at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and holds the rank of Professor of History in this same institution.

He has been a visiting professor at universities in Cuba, Mexico, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Colombia, where he has offered seminars on semiotics and visual culture. He participates in several academic research networks related to studies on representations of mass media.

He is a member of scientific editorial committees of universities in Spain, Colombia, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. He integrates national and international professional associations of historians and scholars of social sciences and visual culture, two of them being the Puerto Rican Association of Historians, of which he was a founder member and President between 2001 and 2004, and the International Society of Visual Culture, based in Madrid, currently serving as the Scientific Director of its executive committee.

As for publications, he has three books as a co-author and one alone, entitled The drawings of progress: the caricature of Filardi and the criticism of Munocist developmentalism, 1950-1960. He has other collaborations about the cultural history of cinema, and the sociability and manipulation of mass media, published in specialized reviews and articles in books in Mexico and Spain.

Scientific Director of the 2020 edition

Teresa Aizpún

Prof. Teresa Aizpún, PhD
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)

Teresa Aizpún, Dr. Phil. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany, 1993) began his teaching work in Mexico D.F. (Universidad Panamericana), where he collaborated with other institutions. She is currently a professor of philosophy at the Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid). Of its different research fields we highlight the following publications:

Antropología filosófica: Kierkegaards Begriff der Ausnahme. Der Geist als Liebe, Akademie Verlag, Munich, 1992; La libertad en “El concepto de la Angustia”, Sevilla, 1995; La polifonía de la creación. Gramática de la vida, Bonilla-Artigas, México, 2015.

Estética: El hombre como obra de arte: de por qué a Beuys no le funcionaban las acciones, Contrastes, nº 17, Univ. de Málaga, 2012, Fernández, R. et all. (eds.); Ritmo. El pulso del arte y de la vida, Aizpún, T. et all. (ed.), Abada, Madrid, 2015.

Ética: ¿Es posible una fundamentación de la ética?, Stoa, (Jul-Dic, 2011) 2, vol 2, nº 4, pp.43-54.

Historia del pensamiento: “El amor cortés: la Weltanschaung de la literatura medieval”, en: CAURIENSIA, Vol. XIII (2018), pp. 303-324.

Scientific Committee

Olga Kolotouchkina

Olga Kolotouchkina

Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain

Avkash Daulatrao Jadhav

University of Mumbai, India

Suki Kwon

Suki Kwon

University of Dayton, USA

José Carlos del Ama

Paola Dalla Torre Libera

Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Italy

Ismael Lopez Medel

Ismael López Medel

Azusa Pacific University, USA

José Carlos del Ama

José Carlos del Ama

Central State Connecticut University, USA

Manuel Pinto Teixeira

Manuel Pinto Teixeira

Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa, Portugal

Wilma Arellano Toledo

Wilma Arellano Toledo

INFOTEC-CONACYT, Mexico DF, Mexico

Sergio Ferreira do Amaral

Sergio Ferreira do Amaral

Universidad de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

Sergio Ferreira do Amaral

Antonio Scontrino

Bowling Green State University, USA

Sergio Ferreira do Amaral

David Caldevilla Domínguez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Sergio Ferreira do Amaral

Alan McLane-Alejos

Independent Scholar / Film Industry Professional, USA

Sergio Ferreira do Amaral

Marcos A. Vélez Rivera

Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico

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Ana Beriain Bañares

Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, Spain

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Hipólito Vivar Zurita

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

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Ignacio Blanco Alfonso

Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain

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Juan Luis Manfredi Sánchez

Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain

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Mónica Viñarás Abad

Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain