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Dr. Erica Aguero

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Dr. Erica Aguero earned her Masters and PhD from the Cinema and Media Studies program at UCLA's Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media. Her research interests include Film and TV History; Film Aesthetics; Media Theory and Criticism; Film Sound and Music; Popular Music and Media; Cultural Studies and Popular Culture; and Film and Media Genres. She is currently working on a book project entitled "Music That Moves: Television Music, Industrial Travel, and Consumer Agency in Contemporary Media Culture" which examines the cross-media travel of popular music in film, television, and digital media.

Prior to arriving at Chapman University, Dr. Aguero taught film and media courses at several Southern California institutions, including UCLA, UC Irvine, and Otis College of Art and Design.