Jordi Macarro Fernández, Ph.D. – CECILLE research group of the University of Lille (France)
Jordi Macarro Fernández is a Doctor in History and Cinema (Cum Laude international mention) from the University of Granada. His teaching and research career was recognized with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award in the Arts and Humanities Area, awarded in 2016. He is associated with several international research groups, such as the Center d’Études en Civilizations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères (University of Lille, France), the Interuniversity Center for Hispanic Cultural Studies (Universities of Düsseldorf and Wuppertal, Germany), the Center InterLangues – TIL: Texte, Image, Langue (University of Burgundy-Franche-County) and is a collaborator of the groups ArtKiné (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and HUM1026 Image and Memory (University of Cádiz). The federative axis of his research is the recovery of historical memory through the audiovisual image, concretized through three sub-axes: geopolitics, the city and the representation of urban space; audiovisual translation: sociolinguistic conflicts and infidelities; cultural industries in India and Latin America.
He is currently developing his post-doctoral research project on trans-Pacific exchanges and cultural influences between the Indian and Latin American film industries in collaboration with the Wuppertal and Inter-American Universities of Puerto Rico. With the latter, he co-directs the project Cultural recycling: hybridizations, transculturalities and glocalization, in which this Arts and Cultures congress is registered. Since 2012 he has been the director of the International Film Conference, a biannual event held at different French universities, and since 2018 he is responsible for the Université Populaire section of the Ojoloco Festival of Iberian and Ibero-American cinema of Grenoble. His teaching work in cinema, history, art, language and culture has been carried out in different French universities: Lille, Paris-Sud, Burgundy, Montpellier 3, Paris-Est-Créteil, Évry-Val-d’Éssonne. He has also been visiting professor at the universities of Cádiz and Córdoba (Spain), at the School of Art, Design and Communication of ESPOL (Ecuador), and the Film School of the University of the Arts in Guayaquil (Ecuador).