Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is the author of the books West Side Story as Cinema: The Making and Impact of an American Masterpiece (University Press of Kansas,
2013), Pedro Almodóvar (BFI, 2007) and Buñuel and Mexico: The Crisis of National Cinema (University of California Press, 2003).
He is a winner of the 2007 Leslie & Woody Eaton Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in the Humanities & the Arts, and the 2008 Marinus G. SmithExcellence in Teaching Award given by the CU Parents Association. Prof. Acevedo-Muñoz has received multiple teaching recognitions from the National Residence Hall Academic Program, and was a co-winner of the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity and Equity award. At CU he teaches film theory, film & literature, Latin American and Spanish cinemas & culture, Hollywood genres, and courses on Luis Buñuel & Pedro Almodóvar, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock. Professor Acevedo-Muñoz’s essays have appeared in Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Film & History, Lit, A Companion to Luis Buñuel, After Hitchcock, Contemporary Spanish Cinema and Genre, Authorship in Film Adaptation, Healing Cultures, Buñuel Siglo XXI, Letras peninsulares, and Genre, Gender, Race & World Cinema.
Professor Acevedo-Muñoz has spoken at conferences in the U.S., the U.K., Spain, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico, his native country. A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico (B.A. 1991) and the University of Iowa (M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1998), Prof. Acevedo-Muñoz also studied in the film production workshop at NYU in Manhattan. He has also taught at NYU in Madrid, Spain, at the Cine Club Universitario of the State University of Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and with the University of Virginia’s “Semester at Sea” Program through nineteen countries and five continents around the world. Prof. At CU Film Studies since 1998, he also teaches for the Comparative Literature Graduate Program. His feature-length documentary Hillmon’s Bones (2010) was screened competitively at various film festivals, including Big Muddy and the Flagstaff Film Festival, and was broadcast as part “Best of Big Muddy” program on PBS affiliate WSIU TV in southern Illinois.