217-244-1419
          244 Gregory Hall 
          imolina@illinois.edu

 


Education

  • Ph.D. Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. Communication, Pennsylvania State University

Affiliations

  • Associate Dean of Diversity and Assessment, The Graduate College
  • Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies
  • Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies
  • Affiliate Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Course Specialties

  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Popular Culture
  • Latina/o Media, Film and Popular Culture
  • Power and Discourse
  • Cultural Commodification

Background
Spanning multiple fields, among them Latina/Latino studies, ethnic studies, feminist media studies and critical media studies, her interdisciplinary scholarship examines issues of social justice and the representational politics of identity around issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality and the media. She is author of Dangerous Curves: Latina bodies in the media (2010, NYU). Her research on race and gender in the media was featured in a White House Conference in Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color and appeared in popular blogs, scholarly journals and edited collections such as Latina/Latino Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication and Popular Communication.

Research/Creative Endeavor

  • Hipster Racism, Latina/os & TV. University of Arizona. P.D. Spring 2018
  • Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the US Media. 2010. New York University Press
  • In Progress. Assembling Blackness: Race as Visual Technology

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