Carolina has published articles on contemporary Latin American cinema (the urban setting, traumatic memory, genre, and transnational cinema). Forthcoming works include the publication of her book titled Ciudad y Fantasmagoría: El cine urbano de Latinoamérica en el siglo XXI (City and Phantasmagoria: Urban Latin American Cinema in the Twenty-first Century) and the essay-film Oklahoma Mon Amour. Current research includes new approaches to the intersection of aesthetics and politics and film theory re-contextualization on topics of gaze and subjectivity in Latin American cinema.
Carolina previously worked professionally in the fields of film and video. She co-founded directed and edited weekly segments for LatinEyes, a television program that focused on Latin American culture in such a way as to break down the stereotyped images of Hispanic people living in the United States. LatinEyes received an Emmy Award for Best Cultural TV Show in 2006 (San Francisco, California). In 2005, she co-produced the Colombian feature film Visitas, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival and was exhibited at several other venues, including the Internationales filmfestival Freiburg (Switzerland), the Chicago Latino Film Festival, the Festival de Cine de Granada (Spain), and the Festival internacional de cine de Cartagena (Colombia), among others.
Carolina has taught history, theory and production. Her teaching focus is Latin American Cinema and a production course of film and media editing that combines theory and practice.