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Dalida María Benfield

Dalida María Benfield is a filmmaker, art educator and doctoral student in Ethnic Studies at University of Berkeley. Benfield's current research interests include:contemporary film, video and new media art production as a praxis of popular education and social movement; transnational/translational cultural studies; decolonization and global information flows; interdisciplinary feminist research. Benfield received a B.A. in Communication Arts: Radio/Television/Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a M.F.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Video/Film, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is formerly an Associate Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, taught performance and video art at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, and has worked with multiple community-based media centers in the U.S. and internationally.