Department of Language and Literature

Moran on a Guatemala City Rooftop Ms. Marcela Moran, MFA amoran@tamiu.edu
Assistant Professor of Communication


Teaching: Photography, Video Production, Post-production/Editing, Film Studies

Research:  Hispanics in South Texas, Migrant Issues, Border landscape, and Bicultural Issues.


  • MFA, Film, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • B.S., Radio-TV-Film, The University of Texas at Austin

 Representative Scholarly Activities:

Producer/Director/EditorProyecto Scalabrini: Casas Del Migrante Red – currently in post-production. Documentary dealing with five immigrant shelters in Mexico and Guatemala.  www.migrante.com/mx

Producer/Director/Editor Voluntariado Scalabriniano – currently in post-production. Documentary dealing with the Scalabrini Missionaries’ youth volunteer program.

 Producer/Director- Audiencia -2008 – DV short documentary about the underground Lucha Libre in Laredo Texas and the immigrant community that make up the audience at the events, June 2008.

Line Producer (Laredo/Nuevo Laredo)– The Americana Project – HD feature-length project, director Topaz Adizes, Summer 2007.

Assistant Director (Guerreo Viejo) – La Marchanta  – 16mm motion picture experimental film, director Anne Wallace, May 2007.

Producer- Reconstruction: Brick and Image Fred Spaulding.  Documentary – DV format, – October 2005.

 Producer/Director/EditorCasa Del Migrante. short documentary – DV format, Dec. 2005.

 Documentary Filmmaker– April 2005.  “A Day in a Life: American Woman – South Texas”.

 Documentary Filmmaker– May 2003.  “America 24/7 – West Texas” - Documentary Project: first national digital photography project.

 Producer –  2004. Fractions: The Artist Confessions”. Feature-length documentary -  DV format.

Assistant Photographer – December 2003 - January 2004.  National Geographic Assignment:  “Hispanics in South Texas”.