Current Member

Iván Deance Bravo y Troncoso

Academic at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), with a Phd in History and Ethnohistory and a degree in Ethnology, along with a master’s in Regional Studies, postdoctoral degrees in History and Anthropology and graduate diplomas in Descriptive Linguistics, Cultural Empathy and  Expertise in Anthropological Sciences. He’s a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), the Colegio de Etnólogos y Antropólogos Sociales, and the International Association of Oral History and of the Universal Esperanto Association. Leader of the consolidated academic group “Imagen, Memoria e Investigación Social”,

and has the certification of the International High Training Program: Internationalization, Leadership and Communication by the Next International Business School.

Being present in the Totonacapan and the Sierra Norte of Puebla since 1994, he has developed wide experience in the studies of languages and cultures of the region. His academic interests are based on research of memory and daily life for the understanding of cultural diversity from records of orality, sound image and chemical photography. He has been a guest professor in Universities and centers of investigation in Spain, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Poland.


Verónica Vázquez Valdés

Academic at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, with a Phd in History and Ethnohistory by the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia with a master’s degree in communication and a degree in ciencies of the communication by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, along with a speciality in Photography and visual antrophology. She has the certification of the International High Training Program: Internationalization, Leadership and Communication by the Next International Business School. Also, she has studied towns and cultures of the Totonacapan and the Sierra North of Puebla since 2000 and has a wide photography production as well as a various publications about the region. His academic production is based on social research from photography as a source of primary information, addressing the phenomena of memory and cultural reproduction. She has been guest professor in Spain, Ecuador Salvador and Colombia. She is member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, the Colegio de Etnólogos y Antropólogos Sociales, the consolidated academic group “Imagen, Memoria e Investigación Social” and founder of the Laboratorio Universitario de Imagen y Memoria of the BUAP.


Mónica del S. Medina Cuevas

Full-time Research Professor at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP). PhD in Image, Art, Culture and Society (UAEM). Master in Information Design (UDLAP). Graduaten of Communication (Universidad Iberoamericana). Member of the consolidated academic group: Image, Memory and Social Research. Research lines: studies on Mexican cinema, documentary cinema and documentary fiction. Analysis of aesthetics and narration in audiovisual products, as well as the social representations shown in the film product. Documentary producer and collaborator of the Ibero-American Network of Audiovisual Narratives. During 2019 she was coordinator of the book "Diálogos con el cine documental poblano" edited by BUAP and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social as well as director of the documentary video titled "Imágenes y memorias más allá del retablo", a feature film that emerges of the collaboration of the pro-restoration board of the Santa Inés Zacatelco, Tlaxcala and the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the BUAP. Guest Professor at the Image Research and Dissemination Center (Girona, Spain).

Alejandro Jiménez Arrazquito

Full-time Research Professor at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla where he’s part of the consolidated academic bodie “Imagen, Memoria e Investigación Social”. Graduate in Communication Sciences by the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla. Currently he’s studying a Phd in Media, Communication and Culture at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona with the investigation project: Speeches about gay in Mexican fiction cinema. He taught subjects such as audiovisual language, cinematic appreciation, documental video workshop, film analysis seminar and audiovisual production workshop. As an investigator, he studies socio cultural representations in the audiovisual media through the analysis of narrative and aesthetic resources. He has participated in academic events and national and international  publications. Member of the Red Iberoamericana de Narrativas Audiovisuales.  Additionally, he has worked as a filmmaker getting scholarships and recognition for project in the FONCA, the FOESA and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, among others.

Luis Fernando Gutiérrez Domínguez

Dr. Gutierrez-Dominguez is a Full-Time Teacher and Researcher at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP). PhD and MS in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Postdoctoral stays in Historia y Estudios Regionales at Instituto de Investigaciones Histórico-Sociales, Universidad Veracruzana, and Antropología Sociocultural it Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, BUAP. Member of various academic, scientific and social societies: Sistema Nacional de Investigadores of Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (SNI-CONACYT); International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Studies; Latin American Studies Association; Academia Mexicana de Estudios de Género de los Hombres (AMEGH); Research Team Procesos Sociales Contemporáneos (POPCOM); Permanent Interinstitutional Seminar of Teoría Feminista de la Condición Genérica de los Hombres (BUAP-UNAM-UACM); and Multidisciplinary Council of Observatorio de Violencia de Género en Medios de Comunicación (OVIGEM). He is interested on the understanding and studying of heterogeneous social subjects communicative practices, linked to gender-based social organization, those including contemporary production of oral visual sonorous and subjective discourses around sexuality, domination power, and violence.

Sarahi Isuki Castelli Olvera

PhD in Social Sciences, from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. She is a Research Professor at the School of Communication at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Research line: visual culture in contemporary graphics, so that hers research is oriented to topics related to visual culture, contemporary art, Japanese comic and Mexican comic. Among hers latest publications are the following titles: “Between the third machine and the beast: Representation of the computer and technologies in CLAMP's manga X”; “Iconographic references of X, a postmodern manga: between the apocalypse and yin yang”, in the Studies of Asia magazine, of the Colegio de México; “The introduction and influence of manga in Mexico: The case of Lorena Velasco Terán and DREM”, in the Spanish magazine Comic booklets and New age elements in the X manga of the CLAMP, on the Jangwa Pana magazine, Magazine of the Faculty of Humanities, Universidad de Magdalena. She is a candidate for the national system of researchers.

Anayuri Güemes Cruz

Professor and researcher of the Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la BUAP, profile PRODEP. She has a PhD in Anthropological Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa. She concluded a master’s degree in Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities ”AVP” of the BUAP, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology of the same university. She is a member of the Investigation Group: “Power, objects, practices and contemporary social processes”, under the individual line “Listening and power: sociocultural and interdisciplinary expressions of contemporary inequalities”. Collectively she has published articles in various journals and has organized academic and cultural events for the promotion of equity practices through diffusion of science and culture within the university. Her work has been presented at various national and international conferences and she has been co-producer, since 2005 with the sound organizer Zael Ortega, of the radio program “Electroacoustic Arts: place of radiophonic enunciation” on Radio Buap.

Nakú Magdalena Díaz González Santillán

Nakú Magdalena Díaz  is an economist (UDLA-P) with numerous specialties and diplomas in the areas of Financial Administration (ITESM), Entrepreneur for Social Development (ITESM), Computer Science (SAP), Project Management, and Human Resources.  She has worked as a Manager and Project Leader under these fields in various companies, as well as an independent businesswoman. She studied also Music Composition (BUAP), a Master degree in Aesthetics and Arts (BUAP) and a Doctorate in Images, Art, Culture, and Society (UAEM). For over 40 years, she has been a music teacher, and since 2005, a docent at the College of Arts, now Faculty of Arts, at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.  From 2017 on, she has become a Research Professor under PRODEP, and since October 2017, has held the title of Secretary of Investigation and Postgraduate Studies, under the same Faculty.  In the area of education, she completed several Diplomas: Training for Education, (BUAP), Contemporary Higher Education (UNAM), and Quality Assurance on Scholar Mode (BUAP), as well as various conferences, courses, and workshops. She has collaborated on magazine articles, books as well as a delegate at numerous conferences and in inter and transdisciplinary investigations. She is also a member of the Research Group “Creation in Crescendo” at the same Faculty.

Gerardo Luna Gijón

Full Time teacher in the Graphic Design School, of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Specialist on information design, he has worked on editorial design as well as UX designer. His interest for infographics helps science communication and seeks to emphasize  the rol of the narrative as a tool to manage the knowledge in people.

Abraham Ronquillo Bolaños

Research teacher at Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Audiovisuales of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, where he teaches subjects in the degrees in Digital Art, Plastic Arts, Marketing and Digital Media. Teacher in Small and Medium Business Administration.

His professional labor focuses on the design of digital teaching material oriented to academic bodies and investigators. He has participated in lots of cultural projects, principally oriented in the promotion and conservation of graphic and photography, area where he counts with more than eighteen years of experience.

His labor as investigator is oriented towards the study of the patrimonial value of digital images. Since 2015 he has written more than fourteen articles in index magazines and four book chapters, his academic labor has been published in Mexico and Spain. His a member of the technical committee of the Examen General de Egreso de Diseño of the Centro Nacional de Evaluación para la Educación Superior (CENEVAL).

Karla Maythé Figueroa Guzmán

Graduate in Music and Music Pedagogy by the Arts School of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), with a Master’s Degree in music with honorific mention in the field of musical education by the Music Faculty of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She has been presented in various congresses among those that stand up the XIX Congress of the ABEM, the first Panamerican Regional Conference ISME, XXIII Latinamerican Forum of Musical Education.

As a workshop facilitator she has participated in the fifth International Colloquium of Musical Education CIEMNS 2018, the second, third, fourth and fifth National Congress of Musical Education FORMEDEM; XIII and XIV Musical Education Festival, FaM UNAM, amogs others. In 2013 she received the Impulso México Award, in 2015 the Solfeando assembly won De joven a joven award, for integral health through Art and Culture, with the video Como quieres Vivir, about gender violence, granted by the Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud.

Currently she is a full time Research Teacher in the Arts Faculty of the BUAP and artistic director of the didactic assembly Aprendo Presto, she cordinates ehe International Festival of Classic Guitar and organize the International Encounter of Musical Education

Ana Lucía Piñán Elizondo

PhD student in Art: Production and Research at the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia, Spain. And the certification in Education and Somatic Movement of the EastWest Institut. Master’s in aesthetic and art, Bachelor in modern and classic dance by the BUAP. Especialist in Cultural Politics and Cultural management by the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and the INBA, as well as a Degree in advertising desing and production by the UPAEP. Choreographer, teacher and researcher of the movement arts since 2005 on the Facultad de Artes BUAP as a member of the Colegio de Danza academy and the MAIyT. Since 2009, she has focused her research line in the influence of the technology on the perception  of and from the body, publishind results in books, magazines and academic divulgation spaces in countrys such as Costa Rica, Spain and México. She has presented her work in diferent places throughout Latinamerica and Spain.  Foundress and co-director of the Iberoamerican movement “Afeccion”, and foundress “Lenguajes Afectados”. In 2018 she joined the research group for the safeguarding of the Performing arts and its application to the teaching practice CREARED-ESCENA, of the Higher Institute of Artistic Teaching of the Valencian Community, in Spain.

Jaqueline Mata Santel

Research teacher at the Colegio de Diseño Gráfico of the Architecture Faculty of the BUAP. With experience in research, design and application of image in areas like editorial, design of information and museography. Partaker in projects of applied research of interdisciplinary character for the CONACYT- State of Puebla Government and BUAP, with education topics. Headmistress of art in museography projects for the State of Puebla Government and private galleries. She has displayed papers in France, Mexico and Latinamerica and is author of index articles and book chapters in areas like the image, education, design and representation. With a COCYTEP thesis scholarship. Actually she’s studying the Phd in Social Anthropology at the Philosophy Faculty at BUAP.

Zael Ortega

Zael Ortega is a Philosopher and Organizer of Sound. He is a graduate of the College of Philosophy, with a specialty in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, from the Autonomous University of Puebla (Mexico). However, since 2010 his work is specifically focused on investigation and creation of a «Situated Listening», as anthropological and sociological method, that serves as a basis for an «Ethics and Politics of Listening», understood as the need to build a critical thinking from sound creation, that contributes to make visible and recognize «other ways of Listening, Thinking and Creating». This is an investigation project started ten years ago and from where he bases precisely his whole idea of sound and radio creation understood as «Organization of Sound».

As creator of radio art he has received 4 awards from the International Radio Biennial (2004, 2008, 2010) and Radio UNAM (2007). Some of his electroacoustic and radio works have been presented in Germany, Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. Similarly, as a sound and radiophonic creator, he has been benefited, on two occasions, by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts of Mexico (2007 and 2009), and by the Municipal Institute of Art and Culture of Puebla (IMACP) with the project «Learning to Listen: Sound Creation on Indigenous Poets of Puebla» (2019).

Daniela Cortez Urbina

Degree in Communication from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP).

Research assistant in the Laboratorio Universitario de Imagen y Memoria (LUIM) of the BUAP by the Program of Complementary Supports to Educational Programs of Excellence through Professional Training Fellows 2019 of the Vice-Rectory of Research and Postgraduate Studies.

Academic experience in studies of image and memory as tools for social research; professional experience in cataloging, preservation, management, registration and research of written and photographic archives.

Collaborator in the research and curatorship of the photographic exhibition "Atlixco en la memoria a 440 años de su fundación". LUIM/Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo del Estado de Puebla.

She has participated in academic events such as the “Séptimo Simposio Internacional Multidisciplinario de Estudios sobre la Memoria GÉNERO Y (DES) MEMORIA” 2018, in the third, fourth and fifth “Coloquio de estudios sobre Imagen y Memoria” 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, “I Congreso de Estudiantes de Educación Superior: Miradas desde la Multidisciplinariedad (CEESU)” 2017, collaborator of the Project "Atención integral para el crecimiento personal: Arte y terapia ocupacional" with the workshop "Fotografía Digital" 2017, in the first "Coloquio Cine para ignorantes (en cine)”2016 and volunteer in“ fotofestín 2018 ”.

Ma. Fernanda Ramirez Gonzalez

Graduated from the Bachelor of Communication of the Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP). Dedicated to the cataloging and analysis of photographic materials and audiovisual materials, she collaborates in the University Laboratory of Image and Memory for Social Research (LAIM) of the BUAP. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Archives at the Higher School of Archival and Document Management, of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).

Elvira Gpe. Piñeiro Beristain

Graduated from the Communication degree for the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) with academic and professional experience in areas like cataloging, register, research, preservation and management of photographic and written file. Collaborator at the Laboratorio Universitario de Imagen y Memoria (LUIM). Collaborator on the research and curatorship of the photographic exposition “Atlixco en la memoria a 440 años de su fundación” LUIM-Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo del Estado de Puebla. Currently she works as a research assistant for Dr. Elio Masferrer Kan (SNI-III Emeritus of INAH) with a CONACYT scholarship.  She has participated in academic events such as the fifth “Coloquio de estudios sobre Imagen y Memoria” 2019.

Lillian Torres Gonzalez

Carlos Angel Franco Galván