Ana Regina Lessa
Ana Regina Lessa is an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholar in Hispanic Studies at UCC. She was awarded the College of Arts and Celtic Studies and Social Science Excellence Scholarship for both MA in Translation Studies and PhD; her current research project examines the translational processes involved in the transmission and mobility of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) and the work of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal in exile. Before that, Ana completed an MA in Spanish and Hispanic-American Literatures at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, focusing on elements of theatre in Don Quijote.
Carlos Garrido Castellano
Carlos Garrido Castellano is Lecturer of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork. His research examines the role of visual and activist practices as source of contestation and alternative imagination linked to processes of decolonization and coloniality. His recent work includes Além da dor e da tragédia: sobre a representação visual da catástrofe natural (Lisbon: Nova Vega, 2016) and Beyond Representation in Contemporary Caribbean Art: Space, Politics, and the Public Sphere (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2019.) He is now preparing a new monograph on art activism and coloniality.
Fernanda Rabelo is currently a visiting research fellow at the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. She holds a PhD in Social History from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is an experienced researcher and lecturer, having worked with the themes: Brazil-United States international relations, Vargas’ era, institutional history, public administration history, Film and media history, Educational history in contemporary Brazil, research methodology. She holds a position as researcher and lecturer at Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro.
Humberto Saldanha is an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholar and a PhD candidate in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, where he is developing a study of the cosmopolitan aspect of contemporary Brazilian cinema. He completed a BA in Communication Studies and an MRes in Communication and Contemporary Culture at Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil. His research interests include theories on world cinemas, cosmopolitanism, cinema and the (post)nation, Brazilian cinema, film festivals and sites of film circulation and distribution. He is a member of the editorial board of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, for which he recently co-edited a special issue on cosmopolitanism and cinema.