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Carolina Acosta-Alzuru - Back Page
June 2010 Issue
Associate professor, public relations Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Core faculty member, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute B.S. in computer science, Georgia Institute of Technology M.A. and Ph.D. in mass communication, University of Georgia Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2010 Photo shot on location at UGA’s Broadcast and Video studio by Andrew Davis Tucker “I took on my first telenovela as just a case study, but it turned out it was so complex that 10 years later I’m still there. Of course telenovelas seem very simple because they’re just melodramatic love stories. But really there is enormous complexity in them—enormous complexity in what makes people watch them. Why are they so addictive? There is enormous complexity in how they are written and produced and performed. These are products that come from Latin America originally and have links between Latin American culture and Latin American society. By studying telenovelas I’m studying those things.” —Carolina Acosta-Alzuru …
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