He focus his research on the economic and social uses of cultural industries, especially on music, new media and visual arts; the cultural impact on new migrations; Brazil and Central American culture; and the research on new aesthetic phenomena on the digital era. His current project is described as a “post-ranciere” aesthetic, using as reference the new forms of circulation on cultural networks. He is author of El recurso de la cultura (Gedisa, 2002), Culturas emergentes en el mundo hispano de Estados Unidos (Fundación Alternativas, 2009), among others. He has written on numerous magazines and newspapers.
He is professor of Latin-American Studies and cultural theory at the Language and Modern Literature department at Miami University. He is director of the Miami Observatory on Communication and Creative Industries.