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Dr Cesar Albarran-Torres

Senior Lecturer, Media
Doctor of Philosophy (Digital Cultures), The University of Sydney, Australia; Master in Digital Communication and Culture, The University of Sydney, Australia; Bachelor in Communication Sciences, ITESM-CEM, Mexico


César Albarrán-Torres is a Mexican-Australian scholar and film critic. He has been widely published in academic and non-academic titles as a film and literary critic, author and translator. His current research focuses on postcolonial identities and subjectivities in film and television, as well as the negotiations between social media and politics in Mexico, particularly concerning the drug cartels. He also researches the intersections between digital media, finance and gambling. He is the author of Digital Gambling: Theorizing Gamble-Play Media (Routledge, 2018) and Global Trafficking Networks on Film and Television: Hollywood’s Cartel Wars (Routledge, 2021). He is a research affiliate of the Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making, funded by the ARC. He is editor at the online journal Senses of Cinema. Available to supervise masters and doctoral students. 

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies; Digital Media, Film and Television; Gambling studies; Social media; Screen studies; Cultural studies; Mobile media

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Communication And Media Studies - 470100

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies;Digital Media, Film and Television;Popular culture;Critical theory


Also published as: Albarran-Torres, Cesar; Albarran-Torres, C.; Albarran Torres, C.; Albarran Torres, Cesar; Albarran-Torres, Cesar Alberto; Albarran-Torres, César; Albarrán Torres, César; Albarrán Torres, César Alberto; Albarrán-Torres, C.; Albarrán-Torres, C. A.; Albarrán-Torres, César; Albarrán-Torres, César Alberto
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