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Gracia Ramirez is Associate lecturer in the Media School 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 publications on American landscape and identity, propaganda and found footage film, public media art, and the poetics of essay films.
She has carried out research at several archives and institutions in the U.S. and Europe. She has also collaborated with artists writing texts for exhibition catalogues and artist’s books, and keeps her own creative practice using mixed media.
Before joining LCC in 2014, Gracia lectured on Film History and Film Analysis at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, where she also supervised dissertations for MA students at the Screen Academy.
Gracia is currently embarked onto a research project looking at the history of newsreels, where she considers the evolution of news and documentary formats and questions how different media genre shape affect and historical experience.