Dr. Iván Deance Bravo y Troncoso
Deance is an academic at BUAP with a doctor’s degree in History and Ethnohistory and a bachelor’s degree in Ethnology from the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, along with a master’s degree in Regional Studies at the Instituto de Investigaciones “Dr. José María Luis Mora”, postdoctoral degrees in History and Anthropology at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades at BUAP, and graduate diplomas in Descriptive Linguistics and Cultural Empathy and in Expertise in Anthropologic Sciences. Also, he is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, the Colegio de Etnólogos y Antropólogos Sociales, and the International Oral History Association. Being present in the Totonacapan and Sierra Norte of Puebla since 1994, he has broad experience in the study of the languages and cultures of Totonacapan peoples. He is the author of various academic and divulgation articles, has coordinated and participated in many academic events involving educational, historic and sociocultural processes in interethnic regions of Puebla and Veracruz. His academic interests range from oral history to language and identity, privileging elements of everydayness of ethnic minorities. He has done research and worked as a professor in the undergraduate and graduate levels of the Universidad Veracruzana and BUAP as well as in intercultural universities in the Totonacapan. He has been a professor at the Universidad de Sevilla and the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI). Deance is a full-time professor and investigator at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación at BUAP and a member of the Registry of Researchers of the Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Estudios de Posgrado of the same institution.
Dra. Verónica Vázquez Valdés
An academic of Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) with a doctor’s degree in History and Ethnohistory from the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, a master’s degree in Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, as well as a specialty in Photography and Visual Anthropology. Dr. Vázquez has studied Totonocapan and Sierra Nororiental of Puebla indigenous groups since 2000, possessing wide photography production as well as writing various publications about the region. Her academic production centers on social document photography, addressing different sociocultural phenomena that range from material culture to identity elements. She has been a professor at the Direction of the Universidad Veracruzana, and at the Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Puebla she has directed theses and coordinated works of research, as well as academic and science popularization events. Her main interests revolve around the life and everydayness of indigenous peoples as well as the strengthening of cultural heritage. Vázquez has been a visiting professor at the Universidad de Sevilla and the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI). She is a full-time professor and investigator at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación at BUAP, a member of the Registry of Researchers of the Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Estudios de Posgrado, coordinator of the BUAP master’s degree in Strategic Communication at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, and a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología.
Mtra. Mónica Medina Cuevas
Full-time professor and investigator at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación at BUAP. She was coordinator of the bachelor’s degree in Communication. She is coursing a doctorate in Image, Art, Culture and Society from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM). Medina has a master’s degree in Information Design from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She has also studied mexican cinema, documentary films and documentary fiction, analyzing poblano documentaries as well as social representations exhibited in audiovisual narratives, and also made documentaries. Formerly, she was a teacher at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla and the Universidad Iberoamericana, directing theses and coordinating works of research as well as academic and science popularization events.
Mtro. Alejandro Jiménez Arrazquito
Jiménez is coursing a doctorate in Media, Communication and Culture from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. He is a professor and investigator at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación, where he has given taught courses like Audiovisual Language, Film Appreciation, Documentary Video Workshop and Audiovisual Production Workshop. He has studied the representation in the cinema of anorexia, alcoholism and homosexuality, participating in academic events as well as national and international publications to disseminate investigation results. Additionally, he has made documentaries, receiving scholarships and acknowledgement for his projects at the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, among others.