David Wood has researched and published on a range of topics within Latin American film, media and cultural studies, and is currently preparing a monograph on revolutionary indigenista filmmakers in the Andean region. He has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and holds a PhD in Latin American Cultural Studies from King's College London. He has taught Film and Communication Studies and Latin American Studies in London and Mexico City.
My research interests are located within and between the fields of film theory, film history, (Latin American) cultural studies and critical theory. My research on Latin American film has dealt with the links between film and politics, social movements, social change and identity politics; indigenismo in cinema; cultural heritage; non-metropolitan film theory; film and postmodernism; and documentary theory. My research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México looks at the restoration, recycling and performance of silent film in Mexico, and deals with theoretical issues surrounding the film archive, and the role of cinema in the forging of historical imaginaries. I am also preparing a monograph on Andean political and indigenista filmmaking since the 1960s, which aims to show how theoretical paradigms such as Latin American "third cinema" and European thought and praxis on the politicisation of film language were harnessed to create a revolutionary filmic synthesis of European and Andean notions of social change.