Student profile

Darien Sánchez-Nicolás

Darien S. Nicolas (Havana City, 1983) holds a BA in Art History from the University of Havana and an MA in Africana Studies from El Colegio de México. He is a doctoral candidate in Film and Moving Image Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, Montreal. He has been invited as lecturer and presenter to the International School of Cinema and Television of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV, Cuba), the UNAM (Mexico), the University of Miami (USA), Swarthmore College (USA), the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle (France), the Université de Montréal (Canada), the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and others. Besides pedagogy, his professional experiences include art, film and media curatorship and criticism in countries like Cuba, the US, Mexico and Canada. In 2009 he was presented with the National Award of Cinematographic Research in Cuba. He has also received the scholarship of the National Council of Sciences and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico (2009), the Fondation DeSève fellowship (2015), the MITACS Globalink Research Award (2019), and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec Société et Culture scholarship (2020).

  • FFOFA Elspeth MacConnell Award (Canada, 2020); FRQSC-BSMP Award (Canada, 2020)
  • MITACS Globalink Research Award (Canada, 2019)
  • Concordia University Graduate Mobility Award (Canada, 2018)
  • National Award of Cinematographic Research (Cuba, 2009)

Supervisor: Dr. Masha Salazkina

Thesis Title: From Cuba With Love: Domesticity and Transnational Media in Cuba

Research Interests:

  • Cuban and Latin American media
  • transnational cinema and media
  • media and diaspora
  • latinx media
  • queer domesticities


FMST 322 History of Film from 1959 winter 2019/ Fall 2019 


  • FFAR 250 Keywords, Reading the Arts Across the Disciplines
  • FMST 317 Transnational Approaches to Cinema
  • FSMT 331 Film Directors
  • FMST 335 Topics on Cuban Cinema
  • FSMT 215 Cinema in Québec
  • FMST 335 Spanish Contemporary Cinema
  • FMST 216 Methods in Film Studies
  • FMST 211 History of Film to 1959



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