Dr César Albarrán-Torres is an Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) from Swinburne University.

César a Mexican-Australian screen and digital cultures scholar. He has been widely published in academic and non-academic titles as a film and literary critic, author, and translator. His current research focuses on the intersections among digital media, finance, and gambling.

He also researches issues of postcolonial identities and narratives in film and television, as well as the negotiations between social media and politics in Mexico, particularly concerning the drug cartels. He is the author of Digital Gambling: Theorizing Gamble-Play Media (Routledge, 2018) and Global Trafficking Networks on Film and Television: Hollywood’s Cartel Wars (Routledge, 2021).