College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Tamara Falicov

Associate Dean for Research
Primary office:
Strong Hall
Room 200


Tamara Falicov is 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 Medellin 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 (British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan) is forthcoming (2018). Professor Falicov has written multiple essays on co-productions, the cultural politics of Programa Ibermedia, Cine en construccion (Films in Progress) and the importance of European film funds such as Hubert Bals Fund and World Cinema Fund which support Global South filmmakers. Two essays on film festival research have been published in anthologies for Wiley-Blackwell (Companion to Contemporary Latin American Film) and Routledge (Companion to Latin American Cinema). Professor Falicov is the co-editor of the book series Framing Film Festivals for Palgrave Macmillan with Marijke de Valck (University of Utrecht, Netherlands). In addition to her Fulbright award, she was the recipient of an NEH Summer Stipend and was funded by NEH to attend a Summer University Teacher’s Institute in São Paulo, Brazil.