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About Isabel Arredondo

Isabel Arredondo is a Professor of Spanish. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. In 2009 she received an M.A. in Film Studies from the Mell Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Montreal. In 2014 she published a book on the representation of mothers in classical and feminist Mexican cinema entitled Motherhood in Mexican Cinema 1941-1991. Her previous book, “Palabra de Mujer”: Historia oral de las directoras de cine mexicanas (1988-1994) (2001), contains interviews with Mexican women filmmakers. Entitled In Our Own Image (2013) in English, the book is also available at the Digital Commons.
Dr. Arredondo’s research interests include Latin American cinema, women from the era of silent film and Super 8 filmmaking. She is part of the Women Film Pioneers Project and works with Women and Film History International. Film archives are important to her research and she is passionate about exploring their contents, whether they are in Bogota, Washington D.C, Berlin, or in the home of a filmmaker.


Present Professor, Modern Languages & Cultures, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Zulia (Maracaibo, Venezuela), 2008-2009

Articles (10)

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (1)