about me

I’m fascinated by pleasures, affects, and ideologies of Mexico’s 20th century pop culture obsessions that are often not considered serious objects of academic inquiry.

I am co-editor of The Lost Cinema of Mexico: From Lucha Libre to Cine Familiar and Other Churros with Brian Price, a volume that redefines scholarly conversations on 1960s-1980s Mexican film studies.

I am currently finishing a monograph, Starscapes: Youth, Media, and Modernity in Mexico, which traces the emergence of female youth stars alongside processes of modernization and the changing media landscape in Mexico from 1950-1996.

ocosentino @ tulane.edu