We are very excited to have Professor Diana Flores Ruíz joining us this fall as our new Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies.
Professor Flores Ruíz comes to us from the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned her PhD in film and media studies. Her current book project explores the visual technologies (from cartography to biometrics) that have been used to draw and redraw the US-Mexican border, how they work to maintain settler colonial power relations, and how Latinx artists and activities have enacted visual forms of resistance. Professor Flores Ruíz has won several prestigious awards, including a Mellon Mays Dissertation Fellowshp and a research grant from the Social Sciences Research Council. At UW, she will be offering courses in a wide range of areas incuding Latinx visual culture, media activis, Queer cinema, documentary and avant-garde cinemas, and various aspects of gender, race, and sexuality in media. This fall she will teach CMS 321 Oppositional Cinema/Media with particular focus on "Visions of Racial Reckoning and Justice."
Please join us in giving Professor Flores Ruíz a warm welcome to UW!