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US-Mexican Encounters in Contemporary Film: Preliminary Remarks
(pp. 8-14; DOI: 10.23692/iMex.18.1)

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Prof. Dr. Guido Rings

Guido Rings is Emeritus Professor of Postcolonial Studies, co-director of the Anglia Ruskin Research Centre for Intercultural and Multilingual Studies (ARRCIMS), and co-founder of German as a Foreign Language and iMex, the first internet journals in Europe for their respective fields.

Professor Rings has widely published within different areas of postcolonial studies as well as European languages and cultural studies. This includes the authored books The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema (Routledge 2018), La Conquista desbaratada (The Conquest upside down, Iberoamericana 2010), Eroberte Eroberer (Conquered Conquerors, Vervuert 2005) and Erzählen gegen den Strich (Narrating against the Tide, Lang 1996). He has also edited special issues for different international journals on Chicano cinema (iMex 6 2014, 3 2012), German migrant cinema (GFL 11 2010) and Spanish migrant cinema (Iberoamericana 34 2009), and co-edited the volumes Neo-colonial mentalities in contemporary Europe (with A. Ife 2008), Bilderwelten, Textwelten, Comicwelten (Worlds of Images, Worlds of Texts, Worlds of Comics, with F. Leinen 2007) and European Cinema: Inside Out (with R. Morgan-Tamosunas 2003). He is author of more than 50 refereed articles.

Dr. Stephen Trinder

Stephen Trinder is a Lecturer based in the United Arab Emirates. In 2018, he completed his PhD on the subject of neoliberal portrayals in contemporary Hollywood science fiction cinema, principally investigating motifs in the genre vis-á-vis their relationship to evidence of changes in discourse since the Iraq invasion and the 2008 economic crash. In 2020, Stephen published his first book: Critical Perspectives on Hollywood Science Fiction: A Neoliberal Crisis? (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) and he is a regular contributor to Cultural Studies and Film journals. His research interests include neoliberalism, discourse and identity, transculturality and postcolonialism.