Dr Natalia Pinazza

Lecturer in Portuguese Studies (Lusophone and Latin American Culture) (E&S)


My research focuses primarily on journey narratives, film industry and issues of transnational cinema with a particular focus on Latin America and the Portuguese-speaking world. I wrote my doctoral thesis in 2012 and published my first book Journeys in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema: Road Movies in a Global Era by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. I translated the updated version of The Penguin Portuguese Phrasebook (2014).  My other books as an editor include World Film Location São Paulo (2013), World Cinema Directory: Brazil (2013), New Approaches to Lusophone Culture (2016) and, more recently, Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics (2018). I have published articles and chapters in English and Portuguese on various aspects of Latin American and Portuguese-speaking cinema and delivered conference papers and invited talks in Australia, the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland and Brazil. Many of my publications examine issues of nation building in a transnational context. I write reviews for journals such as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies and WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society. I wrote several pieces for The Conversation, The Platform and Mediático.

Other publications include the chapter “Luso-Brazilian Coproductions: Rescue and Expansion” in the book Portugal’s Global Cinema: Industry, History and Culture; an article in Portuguese entitled “Esquecer de Lembrar em vale dos esquecidos e Huanacache tierra Huarpe” in  Significação: Revista de Cultura Audiovisual (See http://www.revistas.usp.br/significacao/article/view/103325 ) and the articles “Diaspora and National Identity in Daniel Burman’s El abrazo partido”, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies and "Transnationality and Transitionality in Sandra Kogut´s The Hungarian Passport", Alphaville: Journal of Media and Film Studies. University College Cork: Ireland. Available at: (see http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue%201/ArticlePinazza.html )

World Cinema Directory: Brazil and World Film Location: São Paulo

I co-edited with Dr Louis Bayman (University of Southampton) two major projects, the World Cinema Directory:  Brazil and World Film Location: São Paulo. These edited volumes consist of collaborations from more than eighty scholars from across the world. The projects were unprecedented in English language with a view to covering Brazilian cinema since its early years  to contemporary days. These encyclopedic projects also involved the translation of numerous contributions of scholars outside the Anglophone world. The projects aimed to disseminate Brazilian culture abroad. The São Paulo Film Commission (São Paulo City Hall) launched the World Film Location: São Paulo as part of events to encourage the use of the city as a location.


World Cinema Directory: Brazil  https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo16814387.html

World Film Location: São Paulo