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Arturo Vallejo

Location

Facultad de Ciencias
Av. Universidad 3000 - Circuito Exterior
Mexico City
04510
Mexico

Position

Doctoral Student, Professor of Film & Literature, Writer

Biography

I am a writer and academician currently a doctoral student enrolled in the Philosophy of Science Program at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) in the Philosophical and Social Studies of Science and Technology track. I am a professor of Humanistic Studies at Tec de Monterrey, campus Estado de México and the National School of Cinematographic Arts (ENAC) of the UNAM. As for my academic background, I am a Bachelor of Filmmaking, MA in Literature and currently PhD student in Philosophy of Science.

In the Tec I have taught the Film, Literature and Culture course and in the ENAC, the Hermeneutics and Heuristics of Documentary Film, Scientific Documentary Film, Cinema and Literature and Screenwriting courses. I am also registered as a tutor for the postgraduate program in Documentary Film and I am a member of the editorial committee of the ENAC.

I am currently a doctoral student enrolled in the Philosophy of Science Program at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) in the Philosophical and Social Studies of Science and Technology track.

I specialize in film, literature & media studies in STS. My research uses a visual qualitative methods (mainly video) approach to study citizen science, public engagement with science and the pajarero (or birder) communities in Mexico.

As a creator, I am the author of the novels No tengo tiempo (2008) and Última vez en Pluto (2016), both published by the Alfaguara label. My most recent book, Te vas a morir (Secretariat of Culture, 2017), is an essay on cinema, science and literature concerning the technologies to extend life. For my trajectory as a creator, I have been awarded awards such as the Caza de Letras award for a short novel, the Miguel Covarrubias of INAH in 2007 as part of the MIDE team and in 2011 and I was a FONCA-CONACYT Artistic Residency Program recipient at the Banff Center for the Arts, in Alberta, Canada.

Professionally, I am actually developing audiovisual materials in Cocolab Studios for the Citibanamex Valparaiso museum. Previously I held the position of Director of Content and Experience Design at the MIDE, the Interactive Museum of Economics. As the museum's content director, I wrote and produced more than 20 documentary pieces. During this period I also specialized in the design and development of educational communication and scientific communication products in written, audiovisual and digital formats. I have published articles on museums, scientific communication, audiovisual media and the social role of science.

Teaching fields:
Media Studies & STS

You can read more at
https://unam1.academia.edu/ArturoVallejo

And
http://ciencia-vudu.blogspot.com/

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