Phillip Penix-Tadsen is a specialist in contemporary Latin American cultural studies, focusing on the intersections between politics, economics, new media and visual culture in the region today. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University with the doctoral thesis Marketing Marginality: Resistance and Commodification in Contemporary Latin American Cultural Production, which focuses on a spectrum of media spanning literature, film, journalism, political discourse, graffiti, television, blogs, and viral videos. His current research focuses specifically on Latin American videogame design and development, as well as the portrayal of the region’s cultures in video games.
As a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Delaware, Penix-Tadsen teaches courses on a wide range of contemporary Latin American cultural production. He is also an accomplished translator of a wide variety of texts on contemporary Latin American art, artists and cultural institutions.