Manuel de la Fuente is Associate Professor in Media Studies and the Coordinator of the Master’s degree program in Intercultural, Communication and European Studies at the University of Valencia (Spain). He has been researching the political effects of the popular culture while his main teaching interests focus on the documentary film, Spanish film and popular music. He also served as a research fellow and a visiting professor both in Europe and in South America, at the University of Geneva, Paris 12, Virginia, Newcastle, Valdivia, Valparaíso and Temuco. He published many articles dedicated to music and cinema in various international journals and the books Frank Zappa en el infierno (Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2006) and Madrid. Visiones cinematográficas de los años 1950 a los años 2000 (Neuilly-sur-Seine, Atlande, 2014).