Nils Longueira Borrego

Nils Longueira Borrego is a Ph.D. student in the joint program in Film and Media Studies and Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University. He earned a B.A. in Art History summa cum laude from the University of Havana. In his bachelor’s thesis (co-authored with Celia Rodríguez Tejuca), he examined how the leading figures of the Cuban Revolution were constructed visually by Cuban documentary filmmakers of the sixties. He analyzed how filmmaking practices during that decade became a vehicle to validate the revolutionary national project and created a new eidos of the nation. He has published articles and reviews on topics such as Cuban Cinema, Latin American Cinema, and Cuban painting in magazines such as Cine Cubano, La Gaceta de Cuba, Noticias de Arte Cubano, Temas, Arte Cubano, and Yzur Revista Literaria of the Spanish and Portuguese Department of Rutgers University. His research interests are the intersections between nation, revolution, cinema, and literature in Twentieth-Century Latin America; contemporary readings of the Marxist tradition; Cuban literature of the exile, and Gilles Deleuze’s theory of cinema.