Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Department of Cinema Studies
Priscilla Peña Ovallepovalle@uoregon.edu
Priscilla Peña Ovalle focuses on race, dance and sexuality in film through archival research and media production. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of cinema studies. Her work also looks at such things as mainstream popular culture and media hairstyles. She is the author of the book "Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom," published in 2011. Ovalle regularly teaches courses on the history of motion pictures, narrative fiction filmmaking, and television studies.
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