Franklin Guzmán Zamora (Courtesy Appointment)

Media Producer at PhillyCAM Latino

Franklin Guzmán Zamora teaches Spanish at Villanova University. He obtained a PhD in Communication and Intercultural Studies at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. He received his MA degree in Hispanic Studies from Villanova University and has a BA in Education from San Antonio Abad University in Cuzco, Peru. His research employs critical discourse analysis tools to analyze processes of representation in Latin America. He studies how television news discourse constructs a racist representation of ethnic minorities. His work focuses on how media constructs a stereotyped image of indigenous peoples during socio-environmental ethnic conflicts in the Peruvian Amazon. He is currently a media producer at PhillyCAM Latino and is engaged in community media projects that explore the diverse experiences of Latino communities in Philadelphia.