José Miguel Palacios

José Miguel Palacios is a PhD candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, where he writes a dissertation tentatively titled Exile, Solidarity & Memory: Chilean Cinema 1973 – 2013. His essays can be found in the collections Nomadías. El cine de Marilú Mallet, Valeria Sarmiento y Angelina Vázquez (Metales Pesados, 2016), Cinematic Homecomings: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2015), New Documentaries in Latin America (Palgrave, 2014), and Enfoques al cine chileno en dos siglos (LOM, 2013) as well as in the journals Comunicación y Mediosand La Fuga. He has reviewed films and special programs for The Brooklyn Rail and occasionally writes about contemporary art exhibits for Artishock.

Palacios has taught “Latin American cinema” and “Film Theory” at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile, and “International Cinema, 1960 to Present” at New York University. During the academic year 2014-2015 he was a fellow at the New York Council for the Humanities.

He holds an M.A. in Film Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. in Film & TV from Universidad Uniacc in Chile. His research interests include theories of documentary film, third cinemas, manifestos, exilic and diasporic film, and contemporary Latin American cinema.