Amalia Cordova

M.A. '07

Amalia Cordova

Amalia Córdova is a Latinx digital curator at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She is a former Latin American specialist for the Film + Video Center of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. She joined New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study as part-time faculty in 2011 and later served as assistant director of NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


New York University

Ph.D. - Cinema Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Fine Arts & Aesthetics

Santiago, Chile


Amalia has published essays in the following publications:


• New Documentaries in Latin America (2014)

• Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism (2012)

• American Indian magazine (2010)

• Global Indigenous Media (2008)

• Cultural Survival Quarterly (2005)

Other Special Tidbits

• Moderated the "Afro-Indigenous: Allyship & Solidarity Onscreen” podcast, commissioned for DOK Leipzig, the 63rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.

• Panelist on the MVFF43: Mind The Gap Panel - Rethinking Classics panel, presented by the California Film Institute.

• Directed the documentary short First Voices (2010) and co-produces the web series Urban Indians.