Veronica Paredes' research focuses on reconfigured urban media spaces and feminist digital practices in pedagogy and collective organizing. She is currently working on a book project about movie theater use, reuse, and representation in urban space, emphasizing how intermedial connections and social, racial and cultural dimensions of moviegoing disrupt popular understandings of vintage movie theaters.
Paredes is also an active member of the networked feminist collective FemTechNet and Situated Critical Race & Media (SCRAM). SCRAM is presently working on an online multimodal plug-n-play pedagogical platform with iterative playlists for collaborative critical making and mapping of media called FemTechSonic. The current prototype focuses on Games, Sound, and Location. Her individual work has been published in Amodern; collaboratively written work has been published in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, and is also forthcoming in the newest volume of the Debates in Digital Humanities series, Bodies of Information.
Before arriving at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Paredes taught at The New School and New York University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the University of Illinois, she led the Experimental Media Arts Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (XMAL@NCSA).
Paredes received her Ph.D. from the Media Arts + Practice program at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.
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