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University of Western Sydney

Juan Francisco Salazar web

Dr. Juan F. Salazar is an anthropologist and media producer. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. His research interests and expertise centre on media anthropology, environmental communication, climate change, and cultural studies of Antarctica. As a media artist he has produced several documentary and experimental short films exhibited internationally, and has been a digital storytelling trainer and producer in Sydney, Antofagasta and Antarctica.  In 2012 and 2013, he produced the project Relatos Antárticos – Antarctic Digital Storytelling Project in collaboration with the Chilean Antarctic Institute’s School Antarctic Fair/Expedition initiative.

  • Research Interests:
    • Cultural studies of Antarctica
    • Environmental Humanities
    • Climate change
    • Future studies
    • Media anthropology
    • Visual/digital ethnographies
    • Citizens’ media
    • Indigenous media and communication rights in Chile and Latin America
    • Documentary cinema
    • Digital storytelling

For publications visit: Juan's Western Sydney page 

Keywords: Anthropology, Media Studies, Environment, Cultural Studies, Values, Ethnography, Futures