Bianka Ballina’s research interests include media globalization and its effects on the Global South, Latin American and Latinx media cultures, migrant and transborder media, and gender studies. Her dissertation, entitled "Vital Exports: Mediating Cuban Solidarity and Global South Imaginaries," explores media’s role in the discourses and practices of Cuban internationalism and South-South solidarity since the Cold War. She served as coordinating editor of Media Fields Journal and co-edited the journal’s twelfth issue on media and migration. Her work has been published in Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Spectator and the forthcoming Media in the Americas edited collection by Rutgers University Press.
Areas of Expertise
Media globalization and the Global South, Latin American and Latinx media cultures, migrant and transborder media, gender studies
- A.B.D., M.A., University of California - Santa Barbara
- M.A., Tulane University
- B.A., University of Florida