academic credentials



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Film Studies)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University, 2018
  • Download dissertation

  • Master of Arts (Film & Media Studies)
  • University of the Philippines–Diliman, 2008

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Cum Laude
  • University of the Philippines–Diliman, 2001


teaching experience



Film Instructor

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

January to May 2019


Photography Instructor

Bellevue College Continuing Education, WA

November 2018


Film Lecturer

Hong Kong Baptist University

October to December 2016


Assistant Professor of Film

University of the Philippines–Diliman

November 2010 to August 2013

August 2017 to May 2018


Senior Lecturer of Film

University of the Philippines–Diliman

November 2009 to October 2010


Senior Lecturer of Film

Angelicum College, Philippines

June to October 2009


Assistant Professor of Film

San Beda College Alabang, Philippines

June to October 2008


Film Lecturer

De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, Manila

May 2007 to September 2008


Film Instructor

Philippine Women's University

June to October 2006


Psychology Lecturer

Ateneo de Manila University

November 2003 to May 2004


Psychology Lecturer

University of the City of Manila

November 2003 to May 2004


Psychology Lecturer

De La Salle University, Manila

September to December 2003



PUBLISHED WORKS



Gutierrez, Jose III. 2017. "The Realist Cinema of Lino Brocka." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 14 (2): 169-78.


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2016. "Lukács, Kracauer, and Lino Brocka’s Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 13 (2).


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2015. "Representations and Discourses in Internet Comedy." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 12 (1): 233-40.


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2015. "Animation and Realism: A Review of RPG Metanoia (2010)." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 12 (1): 241-51.


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2014. "New Objectivity: A Review of Fritz Lang’s M (1931)." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 11 (2): 222-7.


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2013. "Philippines, Migration, 1948 to Present." In The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by Immanuel Ness. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm412


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2012. "Filipino Indie by Way of Southeast Asian Independent Cinema." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 9 (2): 97-104.


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2011. "Pursuing Sustainability in Filipino Indie Filmmaking." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 8 (2): 53-70.


Gutierrez, Jose III. 2009. "Images of the Mother in Lino Brocka Films: 1970-1991." Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society 6 (2): 107-26.



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS



“Phenomenalist-realist Film Aesthetics in Life-world Series” at “The Poetics of Asian Cinemas Conference” on 10 July 2017 at Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Organized by the Asian Cinema Studies Society (ACSS).


“The Realist Cinema of Lino Brocka” at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference (Session E22: New Takes on Global Auteurs) on 30 March 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


“Imaging the Umbrella Movement via Kracauerian Cinematic Realism” at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference on 11 June 2016 in Fukuoka, Japan.


“Tapping into the Lifeworld through Online Cinema and Photography: A Case Study of Lifeworld Series” at the Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) Conference on 28 October 2016 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


“Tapping into the Lifeworld through Online Cinema and Photography: A Case Study of Joni Gutierrez’ Hong Kong Series” on 5 July 2016 at the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) Conference at the Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“The Physical, Ephemeral and Political: Imaging Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement in Twelve Hundred Miles (2015)” at the 4th Global Social Science Graduate Student Conference on 22 April 2016 at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“Tapping into the Lifeworld through Online Cinema and Photography: A Case Study of Joni Gutierrez' Lifeworld Series” at the 6th International Postgraduate Conference on 24 September 2016 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“Animation and Realism: A Review of RPG Metanoia (2010)” at the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) Conference on 18 December 2015 at Jubilee College, the Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“The ‘Brocka Film’: Conventions of Melodrama and Realities in Martial Law-Era Philippines” at the "Whose Voice? Theory & Practice: 5th International Postgraduate Conference” on 24 September 2015 at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“Animation and Realism: A Close Reading of RPG Metanoia (2010)” at “Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context” International Conference on 13 February 2015 at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“The Social Realist Cinema of Lino Brocka” at the Global Symposium on Social Sciences on 13 July 2014 at the Royal Paradise Hotel in Phuket, Thailand.


“Representations and Discourses in Internet Comedy: 9gag.com” at the “Four-Round Joint International Symposium: Globalization and Localization in the New Media Age” on 6 June 2014 at the Institute of Communication Studies, Communication University of China in Beijing, China.


“Intuitionist Realism and Phenomenology in the Cinema of Philippines’ Lino Brocka” at the Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) Conference on 14 November 2014 at the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“Independent Documentary Film in the Philippines” at the “Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia (including Hong Kong/Macau)” International Conference on 31 August 2013 at the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China.


“Representations and Discourses in Internet Comedy: 9gag.com” at the Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) International Conference on 26 October 2012 at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.


“Images of the Mother in Lino Brocka Films: 1970-1991” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference on 17 March 2010 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA.