Publications, Conferences, & Media Production


Academic Publications

2017 Book under review: Reconciling the Irreconcilable in Post-Pinochet Chile: Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics.
2017 Article under review: “The Mediatization of Chilean Human Rights Memory.”
2016 Democracy, Television, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics: How the Medium Became the Message in Post-Pinochet Chile. Doctoral dissertation, UCSD Department of Communication. Committee: Michael Cole and Daniel C. Hallin, Co-Chairs. Jaime Concha, Luis Martin-Cabrera, Nancy Postero, Natalia Roudakova.
2009 Democracy and the Political Ascendancy of Broadcast Television in Latin America: 1950 through 1970. MA thesis, UCSD Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS). Committee: Misha Kokotovic, Elana Zilberg, and Daniel C. Hallin (Chair).

Conferences & Media Production

2017 International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Presenter, “Chilean Television and the Transition to Civilian Rule: How the Medium Became the Message in Post-Pinochet Chile.” San Diego, California.
2017 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). Chair & presenter, “Escuelita Aztlan: What Educational Self-Determination Looks Like.” Irvine, CA.
2017 “THE STORY OF LCHC: A Polyphonic Autobiography.” <http://lchcautobio.ucsd.edu>. Contributing author, Chapter 13: Town and Country Learning Center: Connecting with the Community.
2015 International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Presenter, “The West & The Rest: The Importance Of Mediatization Research For Understanding Latin American Politics.” San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2015 International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Presenter, “Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization of Latin American Politics: 1980 through 2000.” San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2013-2014 Videographer, eBook The Dragon in the Cliff: A Novel by Sheila Cole, New York: FlickerLab, 2014. FlickerLab.com & eBook on iTunes.
2013 Project director and webpage designer working with Professor Michael Cole to coordinate a yearlong effort marking the 30th anniversary of UC San Diego’s Department of Communication. This process culminated in a three-day celebration under the theme: The Future of Communication: Questions of Power, Publics, & the New Media Environment. <http://communication.ucsd.edu/30th>. The project also involved directing the recovery and transfer of departmental video collections. <http://www.youtube.com/user/UCSD30thCOMM/>.
2013 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). Presenter, “Red Raza: Chicana/os and Marxism.” San Antonio, Texas.
2012 Project director, videographer and webpage designer working with Professor Michael Cole in the design and implementation of the UCSD Community Stations Initiative, a socio-technical collaboration between the UCSD Departments of Communication, Visual Arts, and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). <http://qvole.org/comt175.html> & <http://qvole.org/communitystations/>.


2011-2012 Cinematographer collaborating in the production of Beyond the Fifth Dimension: University-Community Partnerships in Learning, documenting the history, theoretical focus, and work of the UCSD Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition (LCHC). <http://youtu.be/NOaD9llv7fM>. Run time: 54:50.


2011 Author and webpage designer of La Segunda Declaración de La Habana, a multi-media work in progress designed to reveal the cumulative characteristics of historical knowledge that become embodied within a text over time. <http://segundadeclaracion.net>.
2010 Assistant Coordinator for COMT 175A: Advanced Topics in Community Media Production, The History of Chicano Park. Assisted Professors Zeinabu Davis and Olga Vásquez in the development of this media production course documenting the 40th anniversary of Chicano Park in San Diego. 
2008 Videographer and webpage designer collaborating in the production of A Divided Friendship – The U.S./Mexico Border & The Destruction of Friendship Park. Film screenings throughout San Diego, CineFestival 2009, and Binational Association of Schools of Communication (BINACOM) Conference 2009. <http://qvole.org/dvfriend/>. Run time: 9:20.


Additional samples of video production are available at:

<http://www.youtube.com/user/qvolesimon>