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Gracia Ramirez is a lecturer and researcher interested in intersection between history, culture and aesthetics in different media and artistic practices. She earned a PhD in Film Studies 2013 with a dissertation on U.S. government and philanthropic support for American experimental and independent cinema in the 1960s.
She has published on American landscape and identity, propaganda and found footage film, public media art, film and architecture and the poetics of essay films. She has carried out research at several archives and institutions in the U.S. and Europe. She writes art criticism, has collaborated with artists writing texts for exhibition catalogues and artist’s books, and keeps her own creative practice using mixed media.
Gracia’s more recent research has looked at the history of newsreels, where she considers the evolution of news and documentary formats and questions how different media genre shape affect, memory and historical experiences.
Before joining London College of Communication, Gracia lectured at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, where she also supervised dissertations for MA students at the Screen Academy. At LCC she has taught across a range of media and film studies degrees with a special focus on history, theory and critical analysis.
View the BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies course page.