Ángeles Donoso Macaya is an immigrant educator, researcher and activist from Santiago, Chile, based in New York City. She is Professor of Spanish at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and Professor of Latin American Cultures and Visual Studies in the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures at The CUNY Graduate Center. Ángeles’ research centers on Latin American photography theory and history, counter-archival production, human rights activism, documentary film, and feminisms in the Southern Cone, and public humanities scholarship. She is the author of La insubordinación de la fotografía (Metales Pesados 2021) / The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile’s Dictatorship (UP Florida 2020), which received the Best Book Award in Latin American Visual Culture at LASA 2021, Best Book Award in Recent History and Memory at LASA 2022 and a Socolow-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention at CLAH 2022. Her most recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies/Travesía, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, and in the collective volumes Cold War Camera (Duke UP 2023) and Photography and its Publics (Bloomsbury 2020), among others. Since 2020, Ángeles has been Faculty Lead of Archives in Common: Migrant Practices/ Knowledges/Memory, part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center/CUNY.


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