Freya Schiwy is Associate Professor of Latin American Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside where she teaches in the Media and Cultural Studies Department and the Hispanic Studies Department.  Schiwy is interested in processes of decolonization. She explores the way Seventh Day  schiwypower and knowledge are constituted and contested through diverse media and on how constructions of race and gender play themselves out in these processes. Her current book project, Broadcasting Dissent. Community Media, Latin America, and the Politics of Aesthetics, examines the notion of the political in light of contemporary debates in cultural theory and community media in Oaxaca, Mexico and Bolivia. Freya Schiwy is author of Indianizing Film: Decolonization, the Andes, and the Question of Technology. (Rutgers UP, 2009) . She has co-edited a special issue of the journal Social Identities titled  Digital Media, Cultural Production, and Speculative Capitalism, 2009; the book Indisciplinar las ciencias sociales, Quito 2002; and a dossier on the geopolitics of knowledge in Nepantla, Views from South 2001.