Jennifer is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American History at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is interested in modern Mexico, cultural politics, experimental film, urban studies and multimedia production. Her current work examines the cultural history of Mexico City in the 1970s and 1980s through the lens of the life and works of Sergio García Michel, a life-long independent filmmaker, leftist critic, archivist, teacher, and rocanrolero, who she argues was an emblem of his time, both reflective and at the forefront of history. His films include a wide range of counter-cultural shorts, political documentaries, docu-fiction, fiction, and rockumentaries, all of which represent key shifts in his life, ideals, and in the history of Mexico and the world. Jennifer has received support from the Fulbright García-Robles and the Social Science Research Council to conduct research for this project.