Roberto Abdala Júnior is professor at the Faculty of History of the Universidad Federal de Goiás – UFG (Goiânia - Brazil). His research focuses on the relationship between audiovisual narratives and history/reality.
In this field, he is especially interested in the possibilities of teaching and learning history through audiovisual narratives. He is currently one of the coordinators of the Núcleo de Estudios de Usos Públicos da História - NUH.
His favourite miniseries is Anos rebeldes (Brazil, 1992).
Thiago Lima Nicodemo is General Director of the Archive of the State of São Paulo, professor of Theory of History at the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP (Campinas, Brazil) and is responsible for the Center for Digital Humanities of the same institution. He studies new forms of archiving and analyzing digital historical information, as well as digital historical documents. Further, he investigates problems of intellectual history and Latin American historiography.
He likes Breaking Bad (USA, 2008-2013) and sci-fi series like The X-Files (USA, 1993-2002)..
Lorena Antezana Barrios is associate professor at the Institute of Communication and Image at the University of Chile in Santiago. She researches reception and critical media consumption, education, and memory on television from a gender perspective.
The first telenovela she saw was Baila conmigo (Brazil, 1981).
Juan Pablo Sánchez Sepúlveda is PhD student in Communication Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, research associate at the Institute of Communication and Image at the University of Chile in Santiago. He is a fellow at the Centre for Studies on Conflict and Social Cohesion (COES). He is currently researching representations of violence in Chilean fictions set during the dictatorship and in the present
His favorite series are Sorjonen (Finland, 2016-2019) and Peaky Blinders (UK, 2013-present).
Claudia Bossay works as historian at the University Diego Portales (Chile), holds a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a PhD in Film Studies from the Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chile in Santiago.
She loves the bicentenary series Cartas de mujer (Chile, Chilevisión, 2010).
Claudia Lagos Lira holds a PhD in Media and Communication (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), a master’s degree in Gender Studies and Social Sciences. She is a journalist, graduate in Social Communication and has a diploma in Communication and Public Policy. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chile in Santiago.
Her favourite telenovela is Tieta de Agreste (Brazil, 1989).
Consuelo Ábalos is a journalist at the University of Chile, has a master's degree in Film and Audiovisual Studies from the University Lumière Lyon 2, and a master's in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She's an academic at the Central University Central of Chile in Santiago.
Her favourite series is The Killing (Denmark, 2007).
Eduardo Santa Cruz Achurra is a journalist, has a degree in Social Sciences and a diploma in Social Communication research. He is the author of several books and articles on the relationship between communication, mass culture and popular culture. (History of Chilean journalism, cinema and TV, football, and sports). He is a professor at the University of Chile in Santiago.
His favourite telenovela is La Tormenta (Mexico, 1967)
Dr. Karen Genschow is a lecturer in Romance literature, Latin American studies and didactics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She researches telenovelas and series in connection with collective memory (especially in the Cono Sur).
The series that has most recently made a lasting impression on her is L’Effondrement (France, 2019).
Leonardo A. Pachón Contreras is professor and director of the Institute of Physics and of the Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics Group (GTFyMA) at the University of Antioquia (Medellín). Among his many research topics are the design and development of statistical analyses in the human and social sciences, the use of complex systems tools, and the development of models for Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Although he does not watch television, his favourite series is Sliders (USA, 1995).
Marco A. Erazo is a researcher in data science and Natural Language Processing for the GUMELAB project. He is currently working on quantum computing and artificial intelligence and is further interested in their practical use in social and economic disciplines.
The first ten seasons of the Simpsons (USA, 1990-2000), he says with a smile, are “his religion.”
Gicela Andrea Aguirre García is a PhD student in History at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Free University of Berlin. Her research and teaching focuses on the areas of violence and armed conflict, nonviolent conflict transformation, political culture, and peacebuilding pedagogy with civil society organisations. She has experience in social research through data analysis and digital methods.
One of her favourite telenovelas is Cuando quiero llorar no lloro (better known as The Victorinos, Colombia, 1991).
Heisman Arcila is a master’s student in Physics at the University of Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia) and works as a data science team leader in Natural Language Processing (NLP) at Guane Enterprises. His main interest is the application of NLP techniques, and physics in general to socio-economic problems.
He does not usually watch telenovelas but loves historical series such as Da Vinci’s Demons (USA, 2013-2015) or Rome (USA, 2005-2007).
Joseph F. Vergel-Becerra is physicist and co-director of the Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics Group (GTFyMA) at the University of Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia). Joseph is a software developer, specifically in the areas of data engineering, machine learning and backend development.
He is co-founder and leader of the Data Science & Machine Learning team at Guane Enterprises, a technology-based company dedicated to human-centric artificial intelligence.
His favourite series are Breaking Bad (USA, 2008) and Dark (Germany 2017).
Carolina Galindo Hernández is professor at the School of Human Sciences of the University of Rosario in Bogotá (Colombia). Her research and teaching interests focus on the areas of democratization processes, comparative politics in Latin America (especially in the Andean Region), state-civil society relations, citizenship, political sociology, and political philosophy.
One of her favourite telenovelas is Tiempos Difíciles (Colombia, 1997).
Tatjana Louis is associate professor and director of the Department of Languages and Culture. She is a historian, and her research focuses on the development of historical consciousness, the creation of historical meaning, and the teaching and learning of history.
Her favourite series is Weißensee (Germany, 2010).
Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig is the Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C./USA. She is a cultural and social historian and works on educational media, memory cultures and memory politics. She is particularly interested in digital history.
Her favourite series is Shitsel (Israel, 3 seasons, 2013-2021).
Dr. Mario Peters is a research fellow in American and Transatlantic History at the German Historical Institute in Washington. He is particularly interested in the history of mobility and transport infrastructures, the Americas in a global context, and environmental history.
His current favourite series is TURN - Washington's Spies (USA, 2014-2017).