Prof. Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo, PhD – Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
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Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo obtained a PhD in History from the University of Puerto Rico. He is in charge of the position of Associate Vice president for Academic Affairs at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and holds the rank of Professor of History in this same institution. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Cuba, Mexico, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Colombia, where he has offered seminars on semiotics and visual culture. He participates in several academic research networks related to studies on representations of mass media. He is a member of scientific editorial committees of universities in Spain, Colombia, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. He integrates national and international professional associations of historians and scholars of social sciences and visual culture, two of them being the Puerto Rican Association of Historians, of which he was a founder member and President between 2001 and 2004, and the International Society of Visual Culture, based in Madrid, currently serving as the Scientific Director of its executive committee. As for publications, he has three books as a co-author and one alone, entitled The drawings of progress: the caricature of Filardi and the criticism of Munocist developmentalism, 1950-1960. He has other collaborations about the cultural history of cinema, and the sociability and manipulation of mass media, published in specialized reviews and articles in books in Mexico and Spain.