Carmen Oquendo-Villar (2008-2010) Scholar and Documentary Filmmaker


Carmen Oquendo-Villar (Harvard Ph.D) is a film/media scholar and a documentary filmmaker. She is the Jacob Javits Fellow at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, where she serves as researcher and film curator and at Tisch's Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. Cinema Tropical has selected Oquendo-Villar as one of the 30 leading New York-based film professionals working on Latino and Latin American cinema today. She has published academic articles on diverse cultural fields including film, media and politics, performance studies, narrative, and gender and sexuality in several scholarly publications including emisférica, Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America and Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America.