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Permanent Scientific Director

Dr. Rafael Cabrera

Prof. Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo, PhD
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo obtained a PhD in History from the University of Puerto Rico. He is in charge of the position of Associate Vice president for Academic Affairs at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and holds the rank of Professor of History in this same institution.

He has been a visiting professor at universities in Cuba, Mexico, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Colombia, where he has offered seminars on semiotics and visual culture. He participates in several academic research networks related to studies on representations of mass media.

He is a member of scientific editorial committees of universities in Spain, Colombia, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. He integrates national and international professional associations of historians and scholars of social sciences and visual culture, two of them being the Puerto Rican Association of Historians, of which he was a founder member and President between 2001 and 2004, and the International Society of Visual Culture, based in Madrid, currently serving as the Scientific Director of its executive committee.

As for publications, he has three books as a co-author and one alone, entitled The drawings of progress: the caricature of Filardi and the criticism of Munocist developmentalism, 1950-1960. He has other collaborations about the cultural history of cinema, and the sociability and manipulation of mass media, published in specialized reviews and articles in books in Mexico and Spain.

Scientific Directors of the 2019 Edition

Prof. Antón Álvarez

Prof. Antón Álvarez, PhD | Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Antón Álvarez holds a PhD in Advertising Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid and is a professor and researcher in the Department of Applied Communication Sciences at the university. Study the social effects of mass communication and digital networks. For 20 years he has worked as a marketing and communication consultant for national and international companies and corporations. He has taught and conducted research in a large number of universities in America, Africa and Europe. Frequently publishes books and articles in scientific journals.

Prof. Luis Mañas Viniegra

Prof. Luis Mañas Viniegra, PhD | Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Luis Mañas Viniegra is professor and researcher in the Department of Applied Communication Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. Doctor in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising from the Complutense University of Madrid, he has a degree in Journalism (UCM) and Advertising and Public Relations (UOC), as well as a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management (ESIC), among other postgraduate courses. He has been a professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid, Rey Juan Carlos University and the University of Valladolid, as well as a Master’s degree professor at the Open University of Catalonia and the International University of La Rioja. She is a member of the Complutense research group on Brand Management and Communication Processes and, currently, IP of the Innovation Project «Visual map of professional orientation for the Degree in Advertising and Public Relations». Before joining the University, he has been Director of advertising agency and Director of Marketing and Communication in several companies.

Scientific Committee

Olga Kolotouchkina

Olga Kolotouchkina

Universidad CEU San Pablo
Spain

Javier Sierra

Javier Sierra-Sanchez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Spain

Wilma Arellano Toledo

Rafael Cabrera Collazo

Univ. Interamericana de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Dr. Henry Aberto Chero Valdivieso

Rodrigo Alonso

Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero y Universidad del Salvador
Argentina

Dr. Henry Aberto Chero Valdivieso

Pilar Montoya Chica

Departamento de Música Antigua del Conservatorio Superior de Castilla y León
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Spain

Dr. Henry Aberto Chero Valdivieso

Javier Ares Yebra

Universidad de Vigo y Academia Argentina de Artes y Ciencias de la Comunicación
Spain/Argentina

Dr. Henry Aberto Chero Valdivieso

Alejandro Pérez Ordóñez

Grupo de Investigación “Laboratorio de Arqueología y Arquitectura de la Ciudad (LAAC)
Spain

Dr. Henry Aberto Chero Valdivieso

Marcos Aurelio Vélez Rivera

Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Carolina
Puerto Rico

Dr. Henry Aberto Chero Valdivieso

Ruth Alonso Cabral

Universidad del Salvador y Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Argentina

Patricia Nuñes

Patricia Nuñes

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Spain