Matt Losada

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  • Associate Professor
  • Hispanic Studies
  • International Film Studies
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2009)


Matt Losada teaches and researches on modern Latin American culture, with particular interests in 20th-century Argentine film and experimental film. His Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures is from UC Berkeley (2009).

His first book, The Projected Nation: Argentine Cinema and the Social Margins (SUNY Press, 2018), studies the representation of marginal spaces in Argentine cinema from the 1910s until the present. A second book, Before Bemberg: Women Filmmakers in Argentina, will be published by Rutgers University Press in 2020.

His research also extends to 19th and 20th-century literary texts from throughout Latin America and to Spanish cinema, and has been published in Hispanic Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Chasqui, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Hispanófila, Latin American Literary Review, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Film Quarterly, Cineaste, Cinema Scope, Romance Notes, Senses of Cinema and Jump Cut. He serves on the editorial board of Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana.


Selected Publications: 


  • Before Bemberg: Argentine Women Filmmakers (Rutgers University Press, 2020)


  • “Before Bemberg: Eva Landeck, Gente en Buenos Aires and the Gendered Division of Labor in Argentine Cinema.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 50.3 (October 2016): 711-728.
  • “El cine de la Revolución: Dangerous Spectatorship and Instrumentalization of the Filmic Image in Martín Luis Guzmán’s El águila y la serpiente.” Hispanófila 175 (2016): 263-272.
  • “Argentine Experimental Film of the 1970s: Narcisa Hirsch and Claudio Caldini.” Film Quarterly 67.1 (2014): 73-76.
  •  “Guillermo Martínez.” The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel. Eds. Corral, Birns and de Castro. London: Continuum, 2013: 366-371.
  • “Margarita Nelken, the Madrid Press and the Ballets russes.”Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 38.3 (2013): 161-185.
  • La mosca y sus peligros: Science, Affect and the Microscopic Sublime.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 46.3 (2012): 465-480.
  • “Allegories of Authenticity in Argentine Cinema of the 1910s.” Hispanic Review 80.3 (2012): 486-506.
  • “The Chilean Student Movement of 2011: Camila Vallejo and the Media.” Jump Cut 54 (2012). Web.
  • “Pere Portabella’s Umbracle and the Francoist Crusade Narrative.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 13.4 (2012): 339-354.
  • “Argentine Cinema and Rural Space.” Chasqui 40.2 (November 2011): 18-32.
  • “José Val del Omar’s Tríptico Elemental and Other Experiments from Spain.” Cinema Scope 46 (Spring 2011): 47-51.
  •  “Napoleon on the Cauca, or, the Dangers of Reading in Jorge Isaac’s María.” Latin American Literary Review 77 (2011): 64-79.
  • “The Rebranding of Francoism’s Originary Violence in José Antonio Nieves Conde’s Balarrasa.Romance Notes 51.2 (2011): 257-265.
  • “Jean Rouch.Senses of Cinema 57 (2011). Web.
  • “Lucrecia Martel’s La mujer sin cabeza: Cinematic Free Indirect Discourse, Noise-scape and the Distraction of the Middle Class.Romance Notes 50.3 (2010): 307-13.
  • “Iván Zulueta’s Cinephilia of Ecstasy and Experiment.Senses of Cinema 56 (2010). Web.
  • “San Juan de la Cruz in Tactilvisión: The Technological Mysticism of José Val del Omar’s Tríptico elemental de España.” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 7.2 (2010): 101-115.
  • The Secret in Their Eyes: Historical Memory, Production Models, and the Foreign Film Oscar.Cineaste 36.1 (2010). Web.
  • “Fernando Solanas.” Senses of Cinema 55 (2010). Web.

Member of Editorial Board of Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana

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