About me

I was born in Mexico in 1985 (locally known as the year of the earthquake). I have since enjoyed a fruitful relation with Europe: I lived in Spain and France as a child, and in the UK later as teenager. In 2007 I gained my BA in Graphic Communication Design from Universidad Auotónoma Metropolitana, in Mexico City. I worked in broadcast TV and print media for two years before moving again to the UK for my Masters degree.

After completing my MA I went back to Mexico to work for the British Council as digital communications manager, working closely with the regional directorate to roll out their new web platform in Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, as well as overseeing brand, press, and digital strategy for all of the organisation’s operations in Mexico. Around this time I also started teaching at Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), and later at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UEAEMex).

I am currently based in London, working towards a PhD in the Digital Humanities Department at King’s College London.

Although my work with digital media is nowadays mostly academic and professional, the designer in me still finds pleasure in making personal films, taking pictures, and illustrating. And I am particularly interested in art, architecture, videogames, and politics, in and beyond academia.

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Education

  • PhD 2019

    Digital Humanities

    King's College London

  • MA 2011

    Film Studies

    King's College London

  • BA 2007

    Graphic Communication Design

    Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Honours and Awards

  • 2016
    CONACYT
    Received a scholarship to fund my PhD through Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT)
  • 2015
    Fulbright Scholarship
    I was selected twice for a Fulbright scholarship to study in the USA (Although on both occasions I ended up undertaking degrees in the UK instead).
  • 2011
    Best Dissertation Award
    I was awarded the prize for best MA dissertation in Film Studies
  • 2010
    International Scholarship
    Awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London. (£5000)
  • 2010
    Fundación Colección Jumex
    I received a grant from Fundación/Colección Jumex, the largest private collection of contemporary art in Latin America. ($15,000 USD)