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Beatriz Bartolomé Herrera

Beatriz Bartolomé Herrera is a PhD Candidate in the Film and Moving Image Studies program at Concordia University. She holds an MA in Film Studies from Concordia as well as an MA in Contemporary Arts and Visual Culture from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Her dissertation project “Coming to a Museum Near You: Blockbuster Movies, Exhibitions, Events.” examines the historical and cultural implications of the synergistic alliance between the American film industry and the museum institution in the form of blockbuster movie-themed exhibitions and related cross-promotional events.

At Concordia University, Beatriz has designed and led the course “Contemporary Film Industries and Cultures of Work” on the global media industries and their labour practices (Winter 2017) and has also been an instructor for the course “Film History Since 1959” (Winter 2016). From 2015 to 2017 she has coordinated the activities of the Global Emergent Media Lab and has been a member of the organizing teams for the international workshops Global Cultural Flows (2014), Porting Media (2015), and The Seminar on Media and Political Theory (2015, 2016). As an active member of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Beatriz has contributed as Graduate Student Representative in the faculty council and served in several university committees. Before stepping into academia, she worked at the Reina Sofía Museum and in the Spanish cinema and TV industries.

  • Concordia Accelerator Award, 2017
  • Faculty of Fine Arts 4th Year Merit Scholarship, Concordia University, 2015-2016.
  • Council for Student Life's Committee Participation Award, Concordia University, for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years.
  • Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Scholarship, Concordia University, 2013-2014.
  • Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University, 2012-2015.
  • Full Tuition Recruitment Award, Concordia University, 2012-2015.   
  • Graduate Entrance Film Studies Scholarship, Fondation de Sève Awards, 2012.
  • La Caixa Foundation Competitive Fellowships, 2010-2012.

Supervisor: Dr. Haidee Wasson

Thesis title: Coming to a Museum Near You: Blockbuster Movies, Exhibitions, Events

Research Interest and Awards: 

  • film/media historiography
  • museums and archives
  • material culture
  • cultural histories of cinema
  • popular culture
  • media and cultural industries
  • creative economies
  • screen cultures
  • feminism

Teaching/ TAships:


  • FMST398 Contemporary Film Industrial Practices and Cultures of Work (Winter 2017)
  • FMST322 Film History Since 1959 (Winter 2016)


  • FFAR250 Keywords: Reading the Arts across the Disciplines (Fall/Winter 2014-2015 and 2015-2016)
  • FMST322 Film History Since 1959 (Fall/Winter 2013-2014)  
  • FMST322 Film History Since 1959 (Fall/Winter 2012-2013)
  • FFAR298 The Art of Film Animation (Winter 2012)
  • FMST392 Women and Film (Fall 2011)

Selected publications:

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz, and Philipp Dominik Keidl. “How Star Wars Became Museological: Transmedia Storytelling in the Exhibition Space.” In Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest, 155-168. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 2017.

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz.: “Living in Smurfville: Theming as a Lifestyle,” In Media Res, June 10, 2015.

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz.: "Futuros posibles: cine y convergencia digital en el espacio del arte". Cine e Hibridaciones, Archivos de la Filmoteca No 72, October 2013. Valencia: Institut Valencià de Cinematografia. 217-219.

Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz.: "Conference Review of Moving Image and Institution: Cinema and the Museum in the 21st Century (University of Cambridge)". NECSUS: The European Journal of Media Studies, Vol.1/1, Spring 2012. Amsterdam University Press: 181-186.



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