Charles Ramírez Berg

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Dr. Charles Ramírez Berg is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teacher at the University of Texas at Austin.

Author of Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance (Austin: U. of Texas Press, 2002) and Cinema of Solitude: A Critical Study of Mexican Film, 1967-1983 (Austin: U. of Texas Press, 1992) as well as Posters from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (Mexico City: The Mexican Film Institute and the U. of Guadalajara Press), reprinted as Cine Mexicano: Posters from the Golden Age, 1936-1956 (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001). His latest book, The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films (2015), has just been published by the University of Texas Press.


In addition, the author has written many articles and book chapters on Latinos in U.S. films, film history and narratology, Mexican cinema, as well as entries for the World Film Encyclopedia, The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States.

He has published fiction, poetry, and co-authored a children’s book, The Gift of the Poinsettia, with Chicana poet Pat Mora (Houston: Arte Público Press/U. of Houston, 1995).  From 1991-1994, he served on the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema Studies (now the Society for Cinema and Media Studies). One of the founders of the Austin Film Society, Ramírez Berg is a charter member of its Board of Directors, served as its president from 2001-2003, and continues to be an active member of the Board. Since 2010 he has served as the University of Texas Marshal.

For more information, visit:  The Classical Mexican Cinema, and the author’s bio.