Mariana Baltar

Mariana Baltar is Professor of Film and TV at Universidade Federal Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro) where she also did her PhD on the dialogue between documentary and melodrama in Brazilian contemporary documentaries. She directs the research group NEX – Studies in Excess at Audiovisual Narratives and, under a fellowship of CNPQ (Pq-2), she has developed a line of research on the role of excess in the contemporary culture, focalizing specifically on body genres and their politics. She is also member of the Editorial Board of the journal Porn Studies (Routledge) and the author of a chapter in Latin American Melodrama. Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment (2009).