Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Laura-Zoë Humphreys

Assistant Professor - Communication

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Department Affiliation


  • B.A., Anthropology and Women’s Studies, McGill University, 2000
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2004
  • Ph.D., Cinema and Media Studies and Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2012

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2017-
  • Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, 2014-2017
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Diaspora Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2012-2014

Research & Teaching Specializations: Media and the public sphere, media piracy, digital media, post/socialism, Cuban and Latin American cinema, critical social theory


  • Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) Doctoral Award in Social Sciences, 2006-2007, 2004
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Award in Social Sciences, 2004-2006
  • Century Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001-2005


  • Spanish
  • French

Overseas Experience

  • Cuba
  • Mexico

Selected Publications

  • 2017. “Paranoid Readings and Ambivalent Allegories in Cuban Cinema,” Social Text 132 35.3: 17-40.
  • 2012. “Symptomologies of the State: Cuba’s ‘Email War’ and the Paranoid Public Sphere.” Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change. Editors, A. Kuntsman and A. Karatzogianni. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in Last 2 years: Cross-Cultural Analysis

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