Oscar Guerra

Associate Professor

Film/Video Production | Stamford

UConn Affiliations: Affiliated faculty, UConn Human Rights Film & Digital Media Initiative

Education: Ph.D. in Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014.
M.S. in Marketing, Tecnologico de Monterrey University, Mexico City, 2010.
B.A. in Communication, Tecnologico de Monterrey University, Mexico City, 2006.

Language(s) Spoken: Español (Spanish)

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus:  Digital Film / Video Production, Critical Media, Critical thinking, Social Investment, Independent Media, Immersive Media, Latinx Media

Oscar Guerra is an Emmy® award-winning director, researcher, and educator. He is an Associate Professor of Film and Video at the University of Connecticut and a producer at PBS FRONTLINE. Dr. Guerra’s focus is storytelling that promotes critical thinking and social investment. He aims to produce media that provides a way for underrepresented groups to share and disseminate counterstories, contradict dominant and potentially stereotypical narratives, and strengthen their voices and identities.

Dr. Guerra’s career spans the spectrum of television environments, music, multimedia production, documentaries for social change, promotional video, immersive media, and vast international experience. Follow him @guerraproduction.

Dr. Guerra has taught at San Francisco State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Tec de Monterrey University in Mexico City.

Selected Awards and Film Festivals:
National Emmy Award for “Love, Live & the Virus” (PBS Frontline); NATAS NorCal Emmy Awards; Dart Awards; Jelly Film Festival; BEA Festival of Media Arts; International Ocean Film Festival; San Francisco Latino Film Festival; SF Urban Film Festival.

Recent Research Achievements:

42nd News Emmy Awards- Best Story in a News Magazine Emmy. Love Life and the Virus. PBS Frontline


Oscar Guerra
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Office LocationStamford 130B