Isabel M. Barrios Vicente


Isabel M. Barrios Vicente

Isabel M. Barrios Vicente is currently a teacher at the Faculty of Education of the International University of La Rioja and member of the OCA since 2009. She has also been a Assistant Lecturer in Audiovisual Communication at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Salamanca. BA in English Philology and PhD in Audiovisual Communication at the University of Salamanca with the Thesis Filmic representation of the ‘witchhunt’ and its consequences in Hollywood, she also studied at Sounthampton University and a the University of Valladolid, where she got her masters on History and Aesthetics of Cinema. She has been a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language at the University of Salamanca’s Cursos Internacionales and in the United States of America, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship. Some of her publications have focused on audiovisual narrative persuasion, Spanish and US cinema, Media didactic competence, and relations among Cinema, History and Literature, especially focusing on Jane Austen’s works and adaptations.



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Research lines:

– Relationships among Cinema, History and Literature
– Cinema (and Television) and multiculture
– Audiovisual persuasion (in Cinema and Television)

Research projects and contracts:

  1. Narrative tools to reduce prejudice. Effects of similarity, imagined contact, empathy and narrative voice
  2. A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artifacts in the Common European History of Learning
  3. Reception processes and socio-cognitive effects in films on immigration: The moderating role of prejudice towards immigrants.
  4. Analysis of the image of immigration in prime-time television fiction