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Rosana Vivar Navas, Ph.D.

Department of Communication


  • Ph.D. Communication - Information and Communication Department, University of Granada, Spain, 2017
  • M.A. Humanities, specialty in Cultural Analysis - Carlos III University, Madrid, 2010
  • B.A. Media Studies - Carlos III University Madrid, 2008

Practice Areas

  • Audience Research
  • Popular Culture
  • Film subcultures
  • New Media and Transmedia Storytelling

Publications and Media Placements

Journal Articles

Vivar, R (2018). "Las fiestas del cine: nostalgia, exclusividad y ocasión en el cine-evento en España", Secuencias. Revista de Historia del Cine, no. 47.  

Vivar, R. (May 2016). "A Film Bacchanal: Playfulness and Audience Sovereignty in San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival." Participations. Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 13, no. 1: 234-251. ISSN 1749-8716.

Book Chapters

Vivar, R. (2019). "'It all comes down to your voice'": Female Participation and Gender Identities in Horror Film Festivals, in Samantha Holland, Robert Shail, Steven Gerrard, Gender and Horror. Emerald (in preparation).  

Vivar, R. (2017). "Never seen a shot like that before! Playfulness and participatory audiences in San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival." Sarah Atkinson & Helen W. Kennedy, Live Cinema: Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN: 9781501324833.  

Book Reviews

(2018). Review: The Audience Effect. On the Collective Cinema Experience, by Julian Hanich. Secuencias. Revista de Historia del Cine, no. 47.