Andrés Blanco Galán. Graduated in journalism from the University of Seville, he holds a Master’s degree in Culture of Peace, Conflict, Education and Human Rights from the UNESCO Chair in Conflict Resolution at the University of Cordoba. He has made academic stays at the University Paris V Descartes and the University of the Basque Country. He has courses in migration, development cooperation, equality and communication by the Humboldt University of Berlin, Red Cross, Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action, School of Journalism of El País, Center for Development Cooperation Initiatives of the University of Granada and the Vice-Rectorate for Equality, Inclusion and Sustainability of the latter institution. He has worked and collaborated in several cultural, development cooperation and humanitarian action projects in France, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain, as well as in different media. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis at the Migration Institute of the University of Granada, where he is researching on the presence of the refugee phenomenon in European migration cinema.




F. Javier García Castaño. Professor of Social Anthropology in the Department of Social Anthropology and director of the Migration Institute of the University of Granada. His research has focused on the processes of construction of difference as forms of diversity management (especially in migratory contexts). In recent times he has extended this line of study to migration cinema and has developed it thanks to a research project granted by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain to develop a stay at Harvard University (July-September 2022). This line of research is also part of the project Agenciamientos políticos, interculturalismos y (anti)racismos en Andalucía (APIARA) with reference B-SEJ-440-UGR20 and funded within the call for R+D+i projects under the FEDER Operational Program of the Junta de Andalucía. He has published, together with Antonia Olmos, Raquel Martínez and María Rubio the book Cine y Migraciones (Bellaterra, 2022)




Lucía Lerma Parra is a trainee researcher member of the Migration Institute of the University of Granada. She has studied Sociology at this University and has done her final thesis on the existing academic literature on film and migration in the Spanish context. She is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Cinematography at the University of Cordoba.






Pilar Montaner Pastor.










Radia Dakhchoune Boumjimar. Graduate in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Granada and Master’s Degree in Arab and Hebrew Culture: al-Andalus and the Contemporary Arab World at the University of Granada, currently in the second year of the Master’s Degree in Sciences of Religions: History and Societies at the University of Pablo de Olavide in Seville and the second year in the PhD program in Migration Studies at the University of Granada and researcher at the Migration Institute of Granada. She has completed studies in Mediation and Political Science at the International Career Institute in the USA. She has been working for seven years as a teacher and translator of Arabic and Spanish. She has been living in Belgium for three years where she is completing her Erasmus program. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis on The representation of the Muslim in Spanish immigration cinema.





Yuchen Jiang. Graduated in Hispanic Philology from Dalian Foreign Languages University of China and Master in Applied Communication Research at the University Rey Juan Carlos. She is currently doing her doctoral research on the presence of Chinese characters in Spanish immigration cinema in the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Migration Studies at the University of Granada, University of Jaen and Pablo de Olavide University and is a researcher at the Institute of Migration at the University of Granada. She has completed studies on Spanish-Chinese interculturality, the Chinese population in Spain and the influence of the Big Data Era. She works as a translator, Spanish and English teacher in China and has professional experiences in governmental institutions.