Gustavo Herrera Taboada

Thesis title: A Hispanic Tendency of Peruvian Cinema: Neo-colonial Challenges and Transnational Aspirations in Francisco Lombardi’s Peruvian-Spanish Co-productions


Gustavo Herrera Taboada is a Peruvian film scholar specialising in Spanish and Latin American cinemas. He is currently a PhD candidate in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh and has previously completed an MA in Film and Media Studies at Columbia University (New York, NY). Gustavo is a periodical film contributor and critic for online blog site Cinencuentro (Peru). He is the programming assistant for the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, and is a member of the Film Studies Reading Group.


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MA in Cultural Management, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2018.

MA in Film & Media Studies, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2016. Thesis: "From (Representing) The Others to (Embracing) The Impossible: On Contemporary Spanish Anglophone Cinema and Transnationalism", advised by Dr. Jane Gaines and Dr. Breixo Viejo.

BA in Screen Studies, Clark University (Massachusetts, USA) , 2014. Honors Thesis: "Overcoming Sorrow: The Struggle of Peruvian Cinema and its Promise of Progress in Claudia Llosa's The Milk of Sorrow". 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Tutor for Spanish 1B (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies)

Tutor for Introduction to European Cinemas (Film Studies)