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Esther Império Hamburger

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Professor of History and Theory of Cinema and Television at the Department of Film, Radio and Television of the School of Communication Arts at the University of São Paulo (USP). With a background in social anthropology (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999), Professor Hamburger has published in a wide range of journals and book anthologies, including the journals Framework and Television and New Media in the U.S., and Folha de São Paulo newspaper. She published O Brasil atenado, a study of the Brazilian telenovela. On the television front recent work deals with telenovela?s interpretations of Brazil. Research-in-progress includes expressions of violence, race, and poverty, in contemporary Brazilian film, with an approach that encompasses aesthetic forms, modes of exhibition, and viewer response. This work analyses the ways in which films have come to play a strategic role in the poetic and political expression of the Brazilian social inequality. It does so by tracing interlocutions between certain films, which capture and express different perspectives. Ongoing research on film director Arne Sucksdorff. She was Tinker Visiting Professor School of the Arts /Ilas Columbia University; Visiting Scholar at DRCLAS Harvard University among others. She directed the CINUSP Paulo Emilio, and coordinator of the Laboratory of Audiovisual Investigation and Critique (LAICA). Research interests include culture industry, criticism, theory, and history of modern and contemporary audiovisual forms, gender relations, television, cinema and digital media. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
El cine de ellas 
Un cineasta sueco en Copacabana 
A Swedish filmmaker in Copacabana 
Recuperación de conocimientos 
Recovering knowledge 
A revolution in TV soap operas 
Una revolución en las telenovelas 
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