Valeria Villegas Lindvall

Valeria Villegas Lindvall is a doctoral student in Film Studies at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she is currently conducting research about Latin American horror film with a feminist focus. She holds a degree of Master of Arts in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University. She has also worked in several publications, most prominently as a co-editor, writer and translator at Rolling Stone Mexico, and has been a lecturer at the Department of Communication and Digital Arts at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.


‘It’s difficult not to fall in love with danger unless it makes us squirm. What if you would drink the water from the red river, then? What if the Jordan was, in fact, red?’


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Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
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