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Director LIComH

Andrés Laguna Tapia, PhD
Associate Professor
Telf.: +591 (4) 4268287 (Int. 536)
E-mail: andreslaguna@upb.edu
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- Ph.D, in “Society and Culture”, University of Barcelona
- M.A in Latin American Studies, University of Barcelona, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University.
- B.A, in Philosophy and Letters, Catholic University of Bolivia “San Pablo”.

His areas of specialty are:
- Film Theory and History: Bolivian Film History/ Film Analysis and Critique
- Literary TheoryLiterary Analysis and Critique/ Deconstruction/ Gender and Postcolonial Studies
- Political Theory: History of Political Thought/ Contemporary Political Philosophy / International Politics and media
- Journalism: Cultural journalism and journalistic critique / New narratives in journalism

Professional history:
Besides directing LIComH, at UPB, he is professor of History of Political Thought, Introduction to International Politics, Workshop of Journalism I and II, Political Communication and Art Analysis, among others. He has written articles and papers for the journals L’Âge d’orInvestigación & Desarrollo, Ciencia y cultura y Punto cero, among others. He has written chapters for the books La crítica y el poeta. Adela Zamudio, Cine Boliviano. Historia Directores Películas y Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives and Historia del cine boliviano (1892-2017). He wrote, with Santiago Espinoza, the books Una cuestión de fe. Historia (y) crítica del cine boliviano de los últimos treinta años (1980-2010) and El cine de la nación clandestina. Aproximación a la producción cinematográfica boliviana de los últimos 25 años (1983-2008).
He has published texts about cinema, literature and politics for various print and online outlets, among them, the Spanish magazines Caimán. Cuadernos de Cine, Film-Historia and Panenka. El fútbol que se lee, the Bolivian edition of Le monde diplomatique, for the Ecuadorian newspaper Expreso and for different Bolivian media. He founded the weekly cultural supplement of the daily newspaper Opinión, La Ramona, and was his editor for more then 10 years.
Alongside different journalistic teams, he won the Medal “Huáscar Cajías” of The National Journalism Prize, The National Journalism Prize in the “Press” category and twice The Plurinational Prize “Eduardo Abaroa”, in the category “cultural journalism”.
He gave lectures in different colloquiums and seminars about literature, cinema and politics, among others: IX Congreso de la asociación de estudios bolivianos, “Andes digitales : Le cinéma des pays andins à l’ère numérique” (Paris), “Democracia representativa y vida cotidiana: ‘Sobre la (im)posible relación con los otros’” (Cochabamba) and “Small Cinemas in Transition: Small, Smaller, Smallest” (New York).
Before being affiliated with UPB, he taught at Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Universidad Católica Boliviana and Instituto Superior de Filosofía y Humanidades Luis Espinal, courses related to literary and film theory and to contemporary philosophy.