Gustavo Herrera Taboada

Spanish Tutor


Gustavo Herrera Taboada is a Peruvian film scholar and cultural mediator. He is currently a PhD candidate in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh, researching on the development of Peruvian-Spanish co-productions and their impact in Peruvian cinema. Gustavo holds an MA in Cultural Management from Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, Spain), an MA in Film and Media Studies from Columbia University (New York, NY), and a BA in Screen Studies from Clark University (Worcester, MA). He has previously participated in film festivals like the New York Peruvian Film Showcase and has worked as research assistant for Madrid-based publishing house and art gallery Ivorypress. Gustavo is a periodical film contributor for online blog site  Cinencuentro (Peru).


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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

Spanish Tutor, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies