COURSES TAUGHT

Race, Gender, and Power (Gender and Women's Studies 201/Sociology 201)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Departmental Course Description:

 

Presents multiple windows into perceptions and perspectives upon gender, sexuality, power, identity and culture, and their multiple intersections. The concept of race in its many manifestations is used to examine relationships of self to society, state institutions and cultures. By paying greater attention to race and power, nuanced understandings of the way the gender systems are maintained, patrolled and formed will be examined. Topics may include: film, media, technology, culture, religion, identities, sexualities. 

 

Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies (Latina/Latino Studies 100)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Departmental Course Description:

 

Interdisciplinary introduction to the basis for a Latina/Latino ethnicity in the United States. Topics include immigration and acculturation experiences and their commonalities and differences, comparison of Latina/Latino experiences to those of other racial, ethnic and immigrant groups, and the potential for a pan-ethnic identity.

 

 

Introduction to the Media (Media and Cinema Studies 101)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Departmental Course Description:

 

Introduces students to core issues in communication, ranging from the role of language in human history to political questions posed by electronic and digital technologies. Exploring key contemporary problems through timely readings, students learn and write about how the media affect everyday life. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing.

 

 

Race, Gender, and the Body (Latina/Latino Studies 387/Sociology 387)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Departmental Course Description:

 

Focuses generally on the relation between power and the body. In western culture, the body is typically thought of as a natural, biological entity. However, as a number of social theorists have pointed out, the body can never be reduced to mere biology. It is also always a product of culture and therefore necessarily implicated in relations of dominance and subordination. Using this framework, the class is specifically concerned with how raced, gendered, and sexed bodies have been imagined in US culture (as abnormal, diseased, criminal, etc.) and with how such bodies have been rendered objects of surveillance, discipline, and regulation.

 

International and Intercultural Communication (Master’s in Communication and Leadership 598)

Gonzaga University

 

Departmental Course Description:

 

You will identify and analyze how communication is affected by culture, identity, gender, race and class. You will explore the effects of those differences in attitudes, social organization, role expectations, language and nonverbal behavior. Principles of communication theory as they apply to the intercultural context are also emphasized.

 

 

Nonverbal Communication (Communication and Journalism 323)

University of New Mexico

 

Departmental Course Description:

 

Theory, analysis, and practice of a variety of nonverbal messages, including body movement and appearance, vocal cues and environmental cues.

 

 

Public Speaking (Communication and Journalism 130)

University of New Mexico

 

Departmental Course Description:

 

A performance course that deals with the analysis, preparation and presentation of speeches. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area I.

INVITED LECTURES AND TALKS

 

Girls on T.V.: The Intersections of Race, Age, and Gender in Children’s Television. Invited Lecture to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign’s Girl Up Chapter. October

 

Disney Tames Girl Power and Hybridity through Elena of Avalor. Dish it Up Lunch On Us Series, Women’s Resource Center. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September

 

Combining Discursive and Ethnographic Techniques in Qualitative Research: My Circuit of Culture Approach. Invited Lecture to the Department of Education for Visualizing the Global Context. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September

What is Diversity? Keynote Speaker for the Diversity and Inclusion Networking Exchange. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. April 2019

 

“La Primera Princesa Mexicana:” Disney’s Use of Mexicanidad at California’s Magic Kingdom Park. Panelist for the Latina/Latino Studies Department Graduate Student Symposium. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. February 2019

 

Postfeminism and Disney. Invited Lecture by Sex and Gender in Popular Media (MACS 356). The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. February 2019   

 

Theme Parks as Sites of Audience Research. Invited Lecture by Introduction to Media Studies (MACS 101). The University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. October 2018

 

Coco and Día de los Muertos through the Eyes of Disney. Invited Lecture by Disney’s Global Media (MACS 199). The University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. September 2018

 

Disney and Social Media. Invited Lecture by Contemporary Rhetoric (COMM 5332). The University of Texas at El Paso. March 2018

 

Global Disney. Invited Lecture by Interpersonal Communication (COMM 2350). The University of Texas at El Paso. March 2018

Exploring Graduate School. Panelist for Careers in Economics (ECON 198). The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. February 2018

 

Disney’s Latina Pre-Tween Audience: A Critical Discursive Analysis of Disney’s First Latina Princess. Dish it Up Lunch On Us Series, Women’s Resource Center. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. December 2017

 

Complicating Latina Portrayals: (Un)Veiling Invisible Racism in Dexter. USC Annenberg’s Summer Doctoral Institute for Diversity in Media and Culture. Los Angeles, CA. June 2016

 

Latinidad, Gender, and Popular Culture. Community of Scholars Research Symposium Presenter, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. October 2016

 

Success in LAS for International Students. Presenter for Transfer Advantage (LAS 199) The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September 2015

Institute of Communications Research

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign