Karen Goldman is Visiting Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Barnard College and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in Spanish from Columbia University. She worked previously at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, and Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Her published research has focused on Spanish and Latin American cinema and popular culture, including “Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros: Representations of Latin America in Disney’s “Good Neighbor” Films” in Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability, “La Princesa Plástica: Hegemonic and Oppositional Representations of Latinidad in Hispanic Barbie.” in From Bananas to Buttocks: Latina Bodies in Contemporary U.S. Popular Culture, and “Rural and Urban Brazil in Cinema Nôvo and Beyond: Barren Lives and The Hour of the Star” in Representing the Rural: Space, Place, and Identity in Films About the Land.