Dr. Rodriguez to present at Ouachita Baptist University

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Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez, is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Georgia Institute of Technology and he will lecture on the topic of , “Urban Projections, Cinematic Bricks: Cities as Construction Sites in Latin American Documentaries,” at Ouachita University.

The lecture series is held each semester and rotates among Ouachita’s seven academic schools. This semester, OBU’s School of Humanities invited Dr. Rodríguez as the guest lecturer. The lecture will use documentary film to explore changing cultural and social relations due to urbanization and rapid growth in Latin American cities. 

In this presentation, Rodríguez will explore how Latin American documentaries focusing on the processes of building, demolition and renovation offer a new window to examine the rhythm of urban change as well as the social anxieties produced by it, which in turn redefine the urban imaginaries of different cities in the region. 

Rodríguez earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree at Duke University. His research and teaching focuses on the areas of cinema, documentary, urban culture and literature from Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean. 

Event Details: Birkett Williams Lecture Series

Location: Ouachita University

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Time: 7:30 p.m


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