College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Tamara Falicov

Associate Dean
Primary office:
Strong Hall
Room 200


Tamara Falicov is Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and a Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies. She was awarded a Docking Young Faculty Fellowship for mid-career scholars at KU (2013-2016) and served as Chair of Film and Media Studies from 2009-2015. Dr. Falicov has previously served as a visiting Professor at the University of Medellín, Colombia in 2010 and 2016. Professor Falicov’s specialty is the study of Latin American film industries and she is a significant contributor to the KU Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to Argentina, the result of which is the book The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (London: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2007) which was selected as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2008. Her book on Latin American film industries (Bloomsbury/British Film Institute) in 2019. Professor Falicov has written multiple essays on film co-productions, the cultural politics of Programa Ibermedia, Cine en construccion (Films in Progress) and the importance and pitfalls of European film funds such as Hubert Bals Fund and World Cinema Fund which support Global South filmmakers. Professor Falicov is the co-editor of the book series Framing Film Festivals for Palgrave Macmillan with Marijke de Valck (University of Utrecht, Netherlands). She was awarded a Fulbright Specialist to Portugal in 2018 and gave workshops at the Icaro film festivals in Honduras (2018) and Guatemala (2019).