Media Production Portfolio


2022Web Resource. Researcher, author, & web designer, Raza Demographics in the U.S. <>. I originally developed this resource to support my teaching of two new courses; COM 381: Latin American Media & Political Communication and COM 387: Bilingual Media in the United StatesThe March 10, 2022 U.S. Census Bureau announcement of 2020 Census over/undercounts compelled me to create this online resource for my students as well as my own research.

2022Web Resource. Researcher, author, & web designer, Race & Ethnicity in the U.S., 2020 Census (including the over/undercounts!). <>. I originally developed this resource to support my teaching of COM 372: Race & Representation. The March 10, 2022 U.S. Census Bureau announcement of 2020 Census over/undercounts compelled me to create this online resource for my students as well as my own research.

2022Video. Videographer, Professor Michael Cole, “Culture in the Middle.” 1995. – Uploaded July 5, 2022. An interview with Professor Michael Cole. The interview was collected in 1995 at a conference of child developmentalists in Indianapolis. The original videographer’s name and the exact interview date are unknown. In 2013, Mike Cole provided me with a DVD that included this unedited material. In 2022, I found the DVD and edited the material into this 27-minute interview. Topics include cultural psychology, learning, the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition (LCHC), the 5th Dimension, education, equity, cultural diversity, standardized testing, cross-cultural research, anthropology, historical materialism, evolution, micro-cultures, after-school programs, and child development. Run time: 26:44. <>.

2021Video. Videographer & Presenter, this is a video I prepared for a panel discussion titled “Muhlenberg Pockets of Hope” during the Fall Celebration of Teaching and Learning on August 25, 2021. The following text is from the panel description: “Conditions in the last year and a half have challenged faculty to devise new practices in digital space to enact pedagogies and principles in teaching and learning that they hold dear. While much was lost, one thing we observed was an enduring commitment to building critical, creative, and humane learning experiences for and with our students. In this panel, faculty give voice to the ways they enlisted digital tools and techniques within the constraints of the pandemic to achieve their pedagogical goals. We think of this work as stitching together pockets of hope across an often dehumanizing distance learning landscape and as resistance to corporate ed-tech business as usual. We highlight examples that call to mind these words from critical race and technology scholar Ruha Benjamin: ‘Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot live within.'” Run time: 07:54. <>

2021Video. Videographer, “Open Friendship Park Silent March” – Video and interviews collected during a June 13, 2021 “silent march” to re-open the family meeting area at Border Field State Park in San Diego, California. For more information about how to support the effort to reopen the Friendship Circle, visit the Friends of Friendship Park website at: <>. Run time: 06:49. <>

2021Video. Videographer, “From the Velham to Instagram” – May 15, 2021, collaborative interview and presentation with Professor Emeritus Michael Cole. Prepared for The International Psychological Forum “Child in the Digital World.” June 1-2, 2021, Moscow. Run time: 17:19. <>

2021Video. Videographer, “Leticia” – April 9, 2021, interview with a former immigration detainee who describes her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic while in detention at the Otay Mesa Detention Center. This was a collaboration with the U.S.-Mexico Border Program for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Run time: 12:29. <>

2020Video. Videographer, “Latin American Studies @ UCSD” – Winter, 2020. I developed these undergraduate outreach videos with the help of my LATI 10 students. They were intended to support the expansion of the UCSD Latin American Studies program. I was later informed that the number of Latin American Studies majors/minors more than doubled during the course of that academic year. Some of that growth was attributed to these videos being shared across the seven colleges at UCSD. <>

2019-2020Podcast. Co-founder and producer for “The “PA” Podcast” – May 2019 to May 2020. Ten episodes of the “PA” Pablo Aceves Podcast. This was a community-centered and supported project to produce an online program that centered on independent raza politics, culture, and history. <>.

2020Video. Director/ Videographer/ Editor/ Writer, “A People’s History of the Mexican War of Independence, the 16th of September, & “El Grito” – September 14, 2020. This is a short historical overview of the Mexican War of Independence and the significance of the 16th of September for Mexicans. The video is intended for high school students. As of October 2022, this video has at least 20k views. <>.

2020Video. Videographer, “La Tierra Mia”: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Chicano ParkDuring the Spring quarter of 2020 I taught a special topics course for UCSD Latin American Studies. The course focused on the 50th anniversary of San Diego’s Chicano Park. The class was going to be convened in the Park, at the base of the new mural dedicated to the memory of Anastasio Hernández Rojas. Our class meetings would culminate with the actual 50th Anniversary Commemoration, scheduled for April 25, 2020. The course was organized with the approval and active support of the Chicano Park Steering Committee (CPSC), as well as the muralists Victor Ochoa and Mario Chacon. As a consequence of the pandemic, these plans were abruptly changed, and the course was delivered online. I lieu of in-person discussions that would focus on the significance of this special place, I organized a series of panel discussions featuring key figures in the history and defense of the Park. This is a series of short videos I developed from these discussions and other course-related activities. <>

2019Video. Videographer, A border story you can feel good about: Meet Adriana Jasso. I collaborated to create this outreach and informational video for the U.S.-Mexico Border Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Run time: 02:31. <>.

2019Web Resource. Researcher, archivist, & author, Franja de Propaganda Electoral, Plebiscito de 1988, Chile, Colección completa. <>. This is likely the only complete set publicly available online or otherwise. Read my draft article “Pinochet’s Residual Legal Claim Over Chilean Collective Memory: A Brief History of the 1988 Franja de Propaganda Electoral” for more information.
2017Web Resource. Archivist & author, Raza Movimiento Newspapers. <>.
2017Web Resource. Contributor, THE STORY OF LCHC: A Polyphonic Autobiography. <>. Chapter 13: Town and Country Learning Center: Connecting with the Community.
2017Photo Essay. Author, A Divided Friendship. Border Field State Park, U.S./Mexico Border, December. Personal Blog.
2013-2014eBook. Videographer, eBook The Dragon in the Cliff: A Novel by Sheila Cole, New York: FlickerLab, 2014. & eBook on iTunes.
2013Web Resource. Project director of a yearlong effort to commemorate the 30th anniversary of UC San Diego’s Department of Communication. This process culminated in a three-day celebration at UCSD under the theme, The Future of Communication: Questions of Power, Publics, & the New Media Environment. I was also the project videographer, social media director, webpage designer, and archivist directing the effort to recover and share some key departmental video collections: <>.
2013Video. Director/ Videographer/ Editor/ Writer, “A People’s History of the Mexican Revolution” – March 3, 2013. This is a short historical overview of the Mexican Revolution. The video is intended for high school students. As of October 2022, this video has at least 352k views. <>.

2012Web Resource. Project director, videographer, & web designer, the UCSD Community Stations Initiative, a socio-technical collaboration between the UCSD Departments of Communication, Visual Arts, and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Run time: 08:09. <>.

2011-2012Film. Cinematographer, Beyond the Fifth Dimension: University-Community Partnerships in Learning, documenting the history, theoretical focus, and work of the UCSD Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition (LCHC). Run time: 54:50. <>.

2011Web Resource. Author and web designer of La Segunda Declaración de La Habana, a multi-media work in progress designed to reveal the characteristics of accumulated historical knowledge that becomes embodied within a text over time. <>.

2010Production Course. Assistant Coordinator for COMT 175A: Advanced Topics in Community Media Production, The History of Chicano Park. Assisted Professors Zeinabu Davis and Olga Vásquez in the development of this media production course documenting the 40th anniversary of Chicano Park in San Diego. 
2008Video. Videographer and web designer, A Divided Friendship – The U.S./Mexico Border & The Destruction of Friendship Park. Film screenings throughout San Diego, CineFestival 2009, and Binational Association of Schools of Communication (BINACOM) Conference 2009. Run time: 9:20. <> & <>.

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