Guillermina Zabala Suarez, M.A.

Professor of Practice, Philosophy and Classics

Guillermina Zabala Suarez, M.A.


Born in Argentina, Guillermina Zabala Suárez is an award-winning filmmaker and artist, educator, and researcher whose art examines the intersection between the individual and their environment. Her works have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and film festivals nationally and internationally, including the McNay Art Museum, SAMA, Blue Star Contemporary, Telluride Film Festival, and Showtime Latino Showcase. Her photographs are part of the UTSA Art Collection and have been published in books and publications. Her documentary Las Artivistas won the Premio Mesquite for Best Documentary Short at the 2022 CineFestival, the nation’s longest-running Latino film festival, and her feature documentary Juanito’s Lab was the opening film at the 2021 edition of the festival in its out-of-competition category. Guillermina holds a Master of Arts in Media Studies from New York’s The New School and is currently working on her dissertation for her Ph.D candidacy in the Doctor of Arts program at the University of La Plata, Argentina. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Media Arts Distinguished Thesis Award from The New School and the Rick Liberto Visual Arts Award from the Luminaria Foundation, UTSA’s Veinticinco Award, the San Antonio Artist Foundation Award, and the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant


  • Digital Video Production - MES 3333
  • Film and Medicine - HUM 3353
  • Digital Media Production II - COM 4723

Research Interests

Ph.D. (Doctor of Arts) Dissertation: The emerging documentary movement in Latin America and its socio-cultural narratives. (University of La Plata, Argentina)

Media and Migration articles and case studies for the platform


  • Master of Arts in Media Studies. The New School. 2021.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema. Columbia College Hollywood. 1998.

Honors and Awards


Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials