I am a researcher and university lecturer. I hold a PhD in visual sociology from the Center for Art History and Theory at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (EHESS), a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Paris 8 and Master’s degree in teaching English as a Foreign Language (ToEFL).
As a researcher, I am an active member of the “Mobile Creation” group from IRCAV, Institute for Film and Audiovisual Research at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Additionally, as an anglisist, I am affiliated to TransCrit, Transferts critiques anglophones, University of Paris 8. And, after so many years in IVSA, I am now very happy to be part of the executive board.
I have participated in several international conferences, contributed to numerous books and published articles in specialised academic journals both in English and French. I have been teaching for more than 20 years (in the private sector) and for more than 10 years in various departments and universities in Paris.
My courses are participatory and interdisciplinary ones, and they deal with topics intrinsic to visuality and pop culture. With an approach at the intersection of sociology of culture and mobile culture, I study and analyze the construction of meaning mainly through the vernacular uses and practices of online images.
I have lived in Uruguay, USA, Israel and France; been an artist, an English teacher, a ceramist and therefore define myself as multidisciplinary, polyglot and multiculturalist open person.