Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar

Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar

Director Of Research,
Institute For Culture And Society

Biography

 Dr Juan Francisco Salazar is a cultural and media anthropologist and Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. He is a Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society and associate member of the Digital Humanities Research Group.

Juan Francisco Salazar is best known for his substantive body of work and contribution to studies of indigenous media practices in Chile and Latin America. His current research and teaching is in the fields of environmental humanities; media and environment; documentary film; futures; and cultural research in Antarctica and Antarctic gateway cities. He is one of only a handful of anthropologists to have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Antarctica.

Juan has produced several documentary and experimental short films exhibited internationally including the feature length documentary film Nightfall on Gaia (2015). He is also a co-author of the book Screen media arts: introduction to concepts and practices (with Cohen, H & Barkat, I, 2008, Oxford University Press) and is co-editor (with Sarah Pink, Andrew Irving and Johannes Sjøberg) of Anthropology and Futures: Researching Emerging and Uncertain Worlds (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2017).

Juan has been a visiting fellow at Universidad de las Américas, Mexico (2006), the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (2008), Universidad Uniminuto, Colombia (2013) and Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile (2015).  He has been an international coordinator of the OURMedia Network  and was convenor of the 6th OURMedia Conference in Sydney, 2007. Since 2010 he is a member of the executive committee of the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) of which he was co-chair between 2012-2014. Since 2014 he is co-director of the Future Anthropologies Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Salazar.

Qualifications

  • MA University of Western Sydney
  • PhD University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • American Anthropological Association (2014)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (2014)
  • International Association for media and communication research (2004 - 2007)

Interests

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Documentary Film
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Latin America
  • Media and Environment

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute For Culture And Society

Committees

  • Research Theme Champions

Contact

Email: J.Salazar@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4666
(02) 9852 5652
Mobile: 0466110689
Location: ED.G.42
ParramattaBB.G.45
Penrith (Werrington South)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101935 Documentary Media, 2015
  • 101962 Researching Convergent Media, 2014

Publications

Books

  • Cohen, H., Salazar, J. and Barkat, I. (2009), 'Screen Media Arts: An introduction to concepts and practices', : Oxford University Press 9780195562446.

Chapters in Books

  • Salazar, J. (2017), 'Polar infrastructures', Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, Routledge 9781138940918.
  • Pink, S. and Salazar, J. (2017), 'Anthropologies and futures : setting the agenda', Anthropologies and Futures: Researching Emerging and Uncertain Worlds, Bloomsbury 9781474264884.
  • Salazar, J. (2017), 'Speculative fabulation : researching worlds to come in Antarctica', Anthropologies and Futures: Researching Emerging and Uncertain Worlds, Bloosmbury 9781474264884.
  • Salazar, J. (2016), 'Contar para ser contados : el video indigena como practica ciudadana', Miradas Propias: Pueblos indigenas, comunicacion y medios en la sociedad global, Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla 9786077901679.
  • Salazar, J. (2016), 'Afterword : polar worlds : Arctic and Antarctic visions', Green Ice: Tourism Ecologies in the European High North, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137587350.
  • Cameron, F., Hodge, B. and Salazar, J. (2015), 'Conclusion : climate change engagement : a manifesto for museums and science centers', Climate Change and Museum Futures, Routledge 9780415843911.
  • Salazar, J. (2015), 'Futuring global change in science museums and centers : a role for anticipatory practices and imaginative acts', Climate Change and Museum Futures, Routledge 9780415843911.
  • Salazar, J. (2015), 'Introduction : planet', A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film, Wiley-Blackwell 9780470671641.
  • Salazar, J. (2015), 'Anticipatory modes of futuring planetary change in documentary film', A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film, Wiley-Blackwell 9780470671641.
  • Salazar, J. (2015), 'Social movements and video indigena in Latin America : key challenges for 'anthropologies otherwise'', Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement, Berghahn Books 9781782388463.
  • Salazar, J. (2014), 'Prefacio', Emergencia del Territorio y Comunicacion Local: Experiencias de Comunicacion y Desarrollo Sobre Medio Ambiente en Colombia, Editorial Universidad del Norte 9789587414325.
  • Salazar, J. (2014), 'Practicas de autorepresentacion y los dilemas de la autodeterminacion : el cara y sello de los derechos la comunicacion Mapuche', Aproximaciones a la Cuestion Mapuche en Chile: Una Mirada Desde la Historia y las Ciencias Sociales, RIL Editores 9789560101211.
  • Salazar, J. and Bushell, R. (2013), 'Heritage for sale : Indigenous tourism and misrepresentations of voice in Northern Chile', Heritage and Tourism : Place, Encounter, Engagement., Routledge 9780415532648.
  • Salazar, J. (2013), 'Video assemblages of Shanghai', Shanghai Expo: an International Forum on the Future of Cities, Routledge 9780415524629.
  • Salazar, J. (2011), 'Indigenous Media in Latin America', Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, Sage 9780761926887.
  • Salazar, J. (2010), 'Making Culture Visible: The Mediated Construction of a Mapuche Nation in Chile', Making Our Media: Global Initiatives Toward a Democratic Public Sphere. Volume I Creating New Communication Spaces., Hampton Press 9781572737921.
  • Salazar, J. (2010), 'MyMuseum: social media and the engagement of the environmental citizen', Hot Topics, Public Culture, Museums, Cambridge Scholars Press 9781443819749.
  • Salazar, J. and Cordova, A. (2008), 'Imperfect Media: The Poetics of Indigenous Video in Latin America', Global Indigenous Media: Cultures, Poetics, and Politics, Duke University Press 9780822343080.
  • Salazar, J. and Waterson, S. (2008), 'Play_Space: Interactive media practices for community participation and cultural transformation', Place: Local Knowledge and New Media Practice, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781847184849.
  • Salazar, J. (2007), 'Indigenous People and the cultural construction of Information and Communication technology (ICT) in Latin America', Information Technology and Indigenous People, Information Science Publishing 1599042991.
  • Salazar, J. (2007), 'Indigenous People And The Communication Rights Agenda: A Global Perspective', New Media Worlds: Challenges For Convergence, Oxford University Press 9780195558364.

Journal Articles

  • Granjou, C., Walker, J. and Salazar, J. (2017), '[In Press] The politics of anticipation : on knowing and governing environmental futures', Futures, .
  • O'Reilly, J. and Salazar, J. (2017), '[In Press] Inhabiting the Antarctic', The Polar Journal, .
  • Leane, E., Winter, T. and Salazar, J. (2016), 'Caught between nationalism and internationalism : replicating histories of Antarctica in Hobart', International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol 22, no 3 , pp 214 - 227.
  • Granjou, C. and Salazar, J. (2016), 'Future', Environmental Humanities, vol 8, no 2 , pp 240 - 244.
  • Hemmings, A., Chaturvedi, S., Leane, E., Liggett, D. and Salazar, J. (2015), 'Nationalism in today's Antarctic', Yearbook of Polar Law, vol 7 , pp 531 - 555.
  • Salazar, J. and Barticevic, E. (2015), 'Digital storytelling Antarctica', Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, vol 29, no 5 , pp 576 - 590.
  • Salazar, J. (2015), 'Anticipating Antarctica in the 21st century : a view from the social sciences', ILAIA: Advances in Chilean Antarctic Science, vol 2 , pp 36 - 39.
  • Cameron, F., Hodge, B. and Salazar, J. (2013), 'Representing climate change in museum space and places', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews : Climate Change, vol 4, no 1 , pp 9 - 21.
  • Salazar, J. (2013), 'Geographies of place-making in Antarctica : an ethnographic approach', The Polar Journal, vol 3, no 1 , pp 53 - 71.
  • Notley, T., Salazar, J. and Crosby, A. (2013), 'Online video translation and subtitling : examining emerging practices and their implications for media activism in South East Asia', Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Salazar, J. (2011), 'The mediations of climate change : museums as citizens' media', Museum and Society, vol 9, no 2 , pp 123 - 135.
  • Salazar, J. (2010), 'Digital Stories and emerging citizens' media practices by migrant youth in Western Sydney', 3CMedia: Journal of Community, Citizen's and Third Sector Media and Communication, vol 1, no 6 , pp 54 - 70.
  • Salazar, J. (2009), 'Indigenous Video and Policy Contexts in Latin America', International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, vol 5, no 1-2 , pp 125 - 130.
  • Salazar, J. (2009), 'Self-determination in practice : the critical making of indigenous media', Development in Practice, vol 19, no 40667 , pp 504 - 513.
  • Pettit, J., Salazar, J. and Dagron, A. (2009), 'Citizens' media and communication', Development in Practice, vol 19, no 40667 , pp 443 - 452.
  • Salazar, J. (2005), 'Digitising Knowledge: Anthropology and New Practices of Digitextuality', Media International Australia, vol 116 , pp 64 - 74.
  • Salazar, J. (2005), 'Indigenous media in Latin America.', Codigos: Revista del Departamento de Ciencias de la Comunicacion, vol 1, no 2 , pp 51 - 68.
  • Salazar, J. (2003), 'Articulating an activist imaginary Internet as counter public sphere in the Mapuche movement (1997/2002)', Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, vol 107 , pp 19 - 29.
  • Salazar, J. (2002), 'Activismo Ind!gena en America Latina: estrategias para una construcci?n cultural de tecnolog!as de informaci?n y comunicaci?n', Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, vol 8, no 2 , pp 61 - 79.

Conference Papers

  • Salazar, J. (2013), 'Perceptions and opinions of Antarctic values in Chile', Exploring Antarctic Values: Proceedings of the Workshop Exploring Linkages Between Environmental Management and Value Systems: the Case of Antarctica: Held at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (5 December 2011), SCAR Social Scie, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Dyson, L., Salazar, J., Hendriks, M., Underwood, J. and Kay, R. (2006), 'ICT's for Intercultural Dialogue: an overview of UNESCO's Indigenous Communication Project', Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication, Tartu, Estonia.

Exhibitions

  • 2009, '33?south'

Other Publications

  • 2015, 'Nightfall on Gaia', Recorded Work
  • 2010, 'Elusion in Recent Australian Cinema', Published Work
  • 2006, 'NMAI 13th International Film + Video Festival', Recorded Work

Research

Dr. Salazar is a member of the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney since 2006. He is a member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) where he co-coordinates the Futures Anthropology Network (with Sarah Pink, RMIT). He has been a long time member and coordinator of the OURMedia Network and since 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research. He conducts research in Australia, Latin America and Antarctica. His current research interests focus on environmental communication; climate change; future studies; cultural studies of Antarctica. Ongoing interests in media anthropology; visual/digital ethnographies; citizens' media; Indigenous media and communication rights in Chile and Latin America; documentary cinemas. 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Salazar.

Current Projects

Title: Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways
Years: 2016-12-16 - 2020-03-31
ID: P00023079
Western Researchers: Juan Francisco Salazar, Paul James and Liam Magee
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • University of Tasmania
  • Hobart City Council
  • Department of State Growth
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Universidad de Magallanes
  • Instituto Antartico Chileno
  • University of Canterbury

Previous Projects

Title: Digital Refuge: Urban Narrative Strategies and Sustainable Media in Western Sydney
Years: 2007-11-02 - 2009-03-02
ID: P0015723
Western Researchers: Juan Francisco Salazar, Hart Cohen and Antonio Castillo
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Information and Cultural Exchange
Title: 33? South; Mapping Sydney to Santiago
Years: 2006-09-01 - 2009-04-30
ID: P0015484
Western Researchers: Sarah Waterson and Juan Francisco Salazar
Funding:
  • Australia Council for the Arts
Title: Global Citizenship and the Agency of the Museum Sector in Climate Change Interventions
Years: 2008-01-29 - 2012-12-31
ID: P0015673
Western Researchers: Fiona R Cameron, Bob Hodge, Brett Neilson, Juan Francisco Salazar and Jann Conroy
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Questacon
  • Museum of Victoria
  • Australian Museum
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Powerhouse Museum
Title: Futuro Infantil Hoy and the professional development of leaders in Early Childhood Education: A sociological study of transnational knowledge exchange between Australia and Chile
Years: 2010-06-01 - 2011-03-30
ID: P00018220
Western Researchers: Michael Singh, Christine Woodrow, Steve Wilson and Juan Francisco Salazar
Funding:
  • Fundacion Minera Escondida
Title: Picturing Antarctica: emerging agendas for Antarctic cultural research
Years: 2010-11-30 - 2012-12-29
ID: P00019586
Western Researchers: Juan Francisco Salazar
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Digital Archives, Datadiversity and Discoverability: The Strehlow Collection as Knowledge Resource for Remote Indigenous Communities
Years: 2012-01-24 - 2016-05-31
ID: P00019985
Western Researchers: Hart Cohen, Rachel Morley and Juan Francisco Salazar
Funding:
  • Northern Territory of Australia
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Northern Territory of Australia

Supervision

Associate Professor Salazar is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Communication Rights and Media Policies in Argentina: an Ethnographic Approach
Field of Research:
Title: Algorithmic Intimacy: How the Digital is Re-encoding our Inner Life.
Field of Research:
Title: Change in the Global Public Sphere; Redefining Knowledge Ecology for Industrial Design Artifact and Expertise in Education and Industry
Field of Research:
Title: The Birth of Kurdish Cinema
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: LA PENA: The Politics of Early World Music
Field of Research: MUSIC
Thesis: LA PENA: The Politics of Early World Music
Title: Intimate Multiculturalism: Blurring Boundaries between Brazilians and Australians in Sydney
Field of Research: SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Thesis: Intimate Multiculturalism: Blurring Boundaries between Brazilians and Australians in Sydney
Title: The Politics of Cultural Visibility: Latin American Art Practices in Sydney
Field of Research: SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Thesis: The Politics of Cultural Visibility: Latin American Art Practices in Sydney
Title: Graffiti Archaeography: The Poetics of Engagement in Sydney's Inner Suburbs
Field of Research: VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
Thesis: Graffiti Archaeography: The Poetics of Engagement in Sydney's Inner Suburbs
Title: Global Citizenship: The Agency of the Museum Sector in Climate Change Interventions
Field of Research:
Thesis: Global Citizenship: The Agency of the Museum Sector in Climate Change Interventions
Title: A Personal Filmic Exploration of Contemporary Irish-Australian Identity
Field of Research: AUDIO VISUAL STUDIES; ANTHROPOLOGY
Thesis: A Personal Filmic Exploration of Contemporary Irish-Australian Identity
Title: Rethinking "Pirate Audiences" An Investigation of TV Audiences' Informal Online Viewing and Distribution Practices in Brazil
Field of Research: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
Thesis: <p> Rethinking "Pirate Audiences" An Investigation of TV Audiences' Informal Online Viewing and Distribution Practices in Brazil</p>

Media

Title: Nightfall on Gaia
Description: Documentary film. 90 mins

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