Juan Javier Pescador

Position: Professor
Field: Cultural, Migration, Religious, Social
Region: Latin America & Caribbean, United States

Office: 333 Old Horticulture
Email: pescador@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 884-4947

Juan Javier Pescador (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1998).

Javier Pescador is a full professor since 2009. He regularly teaches American Sports history, college sports history and American film history. His research agenda focuses on Mexican cultures in the United States (sports, religion, leisure, photography, media), moviegoing history and American sports culture in the 20th century and global era. As a documentary filmmaker, Professor Pescador has done various films focusing on the intersection between oral history, social justice and digital technologies. His documentaries feature personal narratives from individuals facing discrimination and oppression at various levels: homophobia, educational discrimination, incarcerated youth. His most recent film “Determined 2 Make It” (2016) focuses on the voices and art by Michigan youth in the Juvenile Justice System. Pescador films have been official selections to several film festivals in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, East Lansing, Los Angeles and Detroit. “Determined 2 Make It” has been selected to the 2016 Revolution&Me Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY and the 2016 Arts & Film Festival in Toronto.

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