Tomas Crowder-Taraborelli, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies
Faculty - Full-Time
Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli studied journalism and film at San Francisco State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. In 1994, he received a master's degree in Comparative Literature from San Francisco State University. He then went into the Spanish and Portuguese doctoral program at the University of California, Irvine and received his Ph. D in 2001. Before coming to SUA, Dr. Crowder-Taraborrelli taught at the University of San Francisco, where he founded the film collective Cine Campesino and made two documentaries in Honduras (2002-2004). He then received a Fellowship in the Humanities at Stanford University, California, where he taught and did research on the role of cinema in the investigation of crimes against humanity. He also co-founded the Stanford Film Lab and ran it from 2004-2008. Dr. Crowder-Taraborrelli also studied scriptwriting, lighting and direction at the Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, California. He has given lectures and workshops on film and is one of the editors of the anthology Film and Genocide (University of Wisconsin Press, 2012).
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