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Director of Film Studies

Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz

University of Colorado, Boulder

Ernesto R. Acevedo Muñoz is Associate Professor and Director of the Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He earned his B.A. in History from the University of Puerto Rico and both M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. He is the author of the books Pedro Almodóvar (BFI 2007) and Buñuel and Mexico: The Crisis of National Cinema (California, 2003), and has published many essays on Spanish and Latin American cinemas, on directors Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick, and on various topics in film history and theory. He teaches courses on Spanish & Latin American cinemas and cultures, classical film genres, film and literature, film appreciation, and film theory. Professor Acevedo-Muñoz is the recipient of many teaching awards from various organizations including the National Residence Hall Committee on Learning (2002, 2006, 2008) and, most recently, from the University of Colorado Parents Association. In 2005 he was listed in the National Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He has taught internationally at New York University in Madrid, Spain, at the State University of Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and in the spring 2012 Semester at Sea Circumnavigation Voyage.