Wendy Muniz

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Assistant Professor Social Science & Cultural Studies wmuniz2@pratt.edu 718.636.3567 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3

Current Course Listing (6)

20/FA-CST-100-01 First-Year Seminar

20/FA-CST-440-02 Senior Thesis I

21/SP-SS-330-01 Cultural Studies

21/SP-SS-356-01 Visual Analysis

21/SP-SS-356-02 Visual Analysis

20/FA-SS-356-01 Visual Analysis

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Ph.D. Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University 2017; EAVE 2017; M.A. Hispanic Literatures, Autonomous University of Barcelona 2010; B.A. Print Journalism and Hispanic Cultures, University of Miami 2008


Wendy V. Muñiz is a cultural scholar and filmmaker. Her research centers on unorthodox archival media and transnational epistemes in the Caribbean, with a focus on Dominican intellectual and visual cultures. At Pratt, Muniz teaches courses on Visual Analysis, the Visual Culture of Violence, and Cultural Studies. Muniz also co-coordinates the Social Media Lab @the Global South Center. Her current book project looks at the intersections between unofficial archives, commodity racism, and mass media in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century Dominican Republic. In 2012, Muniz founded Viewfinder, a Santo Domingo based production company under which she produced and co-wrote Guillermo Zouain's ON THE ROAD, SOMEWHERE (MIFF 2015), produced Victoria Linares's STAY QUIET (BUSHWICK 2018), and José Rodríguez's ADOLESCENCE (DOK LEIPZIG 2017). Among her latest productions are BLACK HOLE by Diego Araujo (BAFICI 2018) and WHERE THINGS REMAIN (FICG 2018) by Daniela Silva, which she also co-wrote. Wendy’s research has appeared in the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. From 2017-2018, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Humanities and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. Her work has received the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CUNY DSI Archives and Library, the Fundación Eduardo León Jimenes, Programa Ibermedia, FONPROCINE, among others. Her latest documentary, WE WAITED UNTIL NIGHTFALL, won a Grand Jury Price at the Centro León Biennale 2019. With Dr. Jamil, she is developing new ethnographic and critical visual methodologies for the study of social media and digital archives in the Global South.