Texas Tech University

Gabriel Dominguez Partida

Doctoral Student & Assistant Director, Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication
Graduate Program

Email: Gabriel.Partida@ttu.edu

Phone: 1.806.742.6500

Research: Cultural Identity. National Identity. Film and pop culture. Mexican Cinema. Social Media. Intercultural / International Communication

Office: 263B

Social Media: Twitter:@gabodoming

M.F.A. University of Guadalajara, 2011

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Gabriel Dominguez Partida

Biography

Gabriel is pursuing his Ph.D. in Communication, focusing his research on Mexican cinema and cultural identity. He is serving as the Assistant Director of the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication. Gabriel holds a Communication degree from Universidad Panamericana and a Master in Film Studies from Universidad de Guadalajara. Mr. Domínguez Partida is certified in screenwriting and writing for television by the UCLA and the Escuela Internacional de cine y televisión (EICTV). He did an internship at CNN en Español and has participated as director and writer of advertising for local and national brands in Mexico. 

Research

Gabriel's research interest focuses on international communication, especially Mexican cinema and its relation to social change and cultural identity. He explores topics as nationalism, post-modern identity, multiculturalism, and social awareness through the analysis of films and audiences in Mexico and the U.S.

Methodologies

  • Textual Analysis
  • Visual Analysis
  • Focus group interviews
  • Discourse/Conversation Analysis
  • In-depth interviews.

Research Areas

  • Cultural Identity
  • National Identity
  • Film and pop culture
  • Mexican Cinema
  • Social Media
  • Intercultural / International Communication

Selected Publications

  • Dominguez, G. (2018). La universalidad y su vinculación con la idosincrasia en el cine hecho en México: Güeros, de Alonso Ruizpalacios [Universality and idiosyncrasy in Mexican cinema: Güeros, by Alonso Ruizpalacios]. In Dominguez, G. & Diaz, E. (Coord.). La evolución de la comunicación y su repercusión en la sociedad contemporánea [The evolution of communication and its repercussion in contemporary society]. Guadalajara, MX: Universidad Panamericana. 
  • Partida, G. D. (2019). Are we or not? Traits of Mexican identity from Roma. Journal of Latin American Communication Research, 7(1-2), 79-105. Retrieved from: http://journal.pubalaic.org/index.php/jlacr/article/view/329 
  • Partida, G. D. (2020). A devil's dissection: Encouraging social change through discussing the Mexican documentary, The Devil's Freedom on Twitter. International Communication Research Journal, 55(1), 56-71. Retrieved from: https://icrj.pub/spring-2020-edition/ 
  • Dominguez Partida, G. (TBA) La humanización de la narcocultura en Narcos: México. Análisis de arquetipos e iconografía de una serie de distribución digital sobre narcotráfico en México [The humanization of narcoculture in Narcos: Mexico. Analysis of archetypes and iconography of a TV series of digital distribution on drug trafficking in Mexico]. Sergio Aguilar, coord. & Carlos Gómez, ed. La venganza de la televisión: el audiovisual contemporáneo y sus nuevas preguntas [The revenge of television: the contemporary audiovisual and its new questions]. 

 

Teaching Focus

  • Writing for Feature Films
  • Writing for Television Series
  • Crafting Characters for Television and Feature Films.

 

Leadership & Awards

  • AEJMC Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Career Development Fellow (2020) 
  • Second Place Latino/Latin American Communication Research Award by the International Communication Division, AEJMC (2020)
  • First place Humanities at 18th Annual Graduate school poster presentation (2019)
  • Fellow of the PhDigital Bootcamp at Texas State University (March 2019 – May 2019)