UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Permanent Faculty

Natalia Brizuela

Associate Professor of Film & Media and Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture


  • 5216 Dwinelle



Natalia Brizuela is Associate Professor in the departments of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at UC Berkeley. Her work focuses on photography, fillm, contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of Spanish America and Brazil. She is the author of three books on photography: Photography and Empire; After Photography; and the forthcoming The Matter of Photography in the Americas that will accompany an exhibition of the same title that she has curated for Stanford University's Art Museum, the Cantor Arts Center.  

She is also the co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (2015) on photographers Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, and of a book of essays on experimental writer Osvaldo Lamborghini (2008). She has guest edited a Special Issue of Film Quarterly on Brazilian filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho and is currently finishing a book of essays on him. She is currently at work on a study of time as critique in contemporary audio-visual aesthetics.


Depois da Fotografia: Uma literatura fora de si
Y todo el resto es literatura: Ensayos sobre Osvaldo Lamborghini
Fotografia e Império: Paisagens para um Brasil moderno
The Matter of Photography in the Americas