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INVITED LECTURES (Selection)

  • Old Dominion University’s Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Speaker. Title of Keynote Address: The Sound of Citizenship: Latinas/os, language and media. September 18, 2014
  • Guest Speaker at the President’s Obama Young African Leaders Initiative, Charlottesville, VA, June 20, 2014. Title of the talk: “Language, Culture, and the Media: Advocacy and Mobilization in Multilingual and Multicultural Societies.”
  • Guest Speaker at the conference “Race in the Americas:  Rethinking Comparative Analysis” organized by Claremont Graduate University, April 18-19, 2014. Title of the talk: “Ethno-territoriality: Aural Maps and the Cipher of Race”
  • Guest Speaker at the Center for African and Black Diaspora, at DePaul University. November 6, 2013. Title of the Talk: “Coalitional Politics and Immigration Reform: Media and the Nativist Paradigm”.
  • Guest Speaker at the UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center. October 10, 2013. Title of the Talk: “Citizenship Excess: Latinos/as, Media, and Nation”
  • Guest Speaker of the Chicano Studies Center and of the Graduate Program in Visual Studies at University of California-Irvine: October 8, 2013. Title of the Talk: “Latinas/os in the Crosshairs: Media and the Politics of Nativism”
  • Guest Speaker at Gonzaga University. September 25, 2013. Title of the Talk: “Immigration Enforcement, Reform, and the Media”
  • Workshop at the Center for Teaching and Advising, Gonzaga University. September 25, 2013. Title of the Workshop: “A Bridge of One: Using Our Identities for Pedagogic Inclusiveness”
  • Guest Speaker at the School of Communication and Media, Temple University. March 25, 2013. Title of the Talk: “Citizenship Excess: Latinos/as, Media, and Nation
  • Speaker at the Virginia Festival of the Book, March 22, 2013. Title of the Talk: “Screening Cuba.” Panel: Re-Examining Cuba
  • Plenary Speaker at Pre-Conference event titled “Borders, Migration, Community: Arizona and Beyond.” Invited by the Philosophy of Communication Division, International Communication Association 2012, Phoenix, AZ, May 15, 2012. Paper presented: “The Limitations of Citizenship: Anti-Latina/o Nativism in Contemporary America”
  • Guest Speaker at the Latin@ / Latin American Media Today: A Discussion on New Global/Local Circulations, Publics and Politics. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University, February 16, 2012. Paper presented: “Transnational Political Economy of Media and Mexican Violence.”
  • Plenary Speaker at the Global Fusion Conference, October 14, 2011, Philadelphia, PA. Paper presented: “Immigration and Media: Rephrasing Questions in Global Media Studies.”
  • Guest Speaker at the Orders and Borders symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, December 2, 2010. Paper presented: “The Pastoral Power of Language Policy: Spanish language Media, Commodification, and Nativist Liberalism.”
  • Guest Speaker at the Principles of Community Speaker Series, Virginia Tech, October 11, 2010. Paper presented: “Ugly Betty: Latinos, Media Perceptions, and Citizenship.”
  • Guest Speaker at the Principles of Community Speaker Series, Virginia Tech, October 11, 2010. Paper presented: “Latinos in the Media: Issues of Pedagogy.”
  • Guest Speaker at the symposium Rethinking Nation-State and Transnationalism in the Age of Terror, University of Texas at Austin, September 16, 2005. Paper presented: “Teaching on Nationalism and Latinidad.”
  • Public Lecture presented at the Martin Luther King week at Southwestern University, January 18, 2005. Paper presented: “Letters from Birmingham.”
  • Guest Speaker, RTF 385L New Latin American Cinema, UT Austin, March 2000. Paper presented: “Cuban Film and Sexuality.”
  • Guest Speaker for the Household Names Series in the Department of Literature at UT Austin, February 1999. Paper presented: “Epistemology in the Work of Michel Foucault,”
  • Guest Speaker for RTF 312 International Communication, UT Austin, February 1998. Paper presented: “Hybridity in the Work of Nestor García Canclini.”

PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCES (Selection)

  • “Violent Imaginaries: Transnational Latinidad and Narcomusic” presented at the International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, WA. May 22 2014.
  • “Coloniality in Television Studies: The Latin American Mark in the U.S.-Mexico Mediated Landscape,” presented at the International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, WA. May 22 2014
  • ICED: Video Games and the fight between the Human and the Citizen,” presented at Preconference at the International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, WA. May 22 2014
  • “’Narcocorridos, Transnationalism, and the Branding of Authenticity” presented at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS 2014), Seattle, WA. March 23, 2013. Refereed
  • “The Risk of Liberalism: Similarities and Tensions between DREAMer and Nativist Discourse,” presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) 2013 Conference, Washington, DC, November 23.
  • “Beyond bling: television, violence, and the narco-imaginary,” presented at the American Studies Association (ASA) 2013 Conference, Washington, DC, November 24.“’El Movimiento Alterado’ and a New Aesthetics of Violence in Mexico” presented at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS 2012), Boston, MA, March 22, 2012. Refereed
  • Invited participant in roundtable titled “Claiming Voice: Publishing in Latina/o Communication Studies”. National Communication Association (NCA) 2011 Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 17
  • Invited participant in roundtable titled “Civic Work and the Public Work of Rhetoric”. National Communication Association (NCA) 2011 Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 17
  • “Regulating the Color Line: Univision, Spanish Language Broadcasting, and Latino Speech Rights,” co-authored with Allison Perlman. American Studies Association (ASA) 2011, Baltimore, MD, October 22. Refereed
  • “Can Justice Claims Be Transnational? Analyzing the News Coverage of Undocumented Immigrant and Refugee Detention Centers in the United States,” Global Fusion 2011, Philadelphia, PA, October 14. Refereed
  • “Ugly Diversity or How We Learned to Ditch Racial Justice for Consumption: Ugly Betty (ABC, 2006-2010) in the Age of Neoliberal Citizenship,” Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2011 Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 12. Refereed
  • Roundtable Participant: “Building Bridges in Latina/o Communication Studies,” National Communication Association (NCA) 2010 Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 13
  • Panel Respondent for “Gender (Non) Conformities:  Hetero-normative, Non-Normative, and Queer Readings of Latina/Chicana Bodies, Borders, and Lives,” National Communication Association (NCA) 2010 Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 14
  • Panel Respondent for “Complex Rights: Latinas/os, Citizenship, and Law,” National Communication Association (NCA) 2010 Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 12
  • Panel Respondent and Chair for “Media Racialization and the Political Economy of Latinidad,” at the National Communication Association (NCA) 2009 Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 14
  • Invited participant in round table titled “Studying War and Peace through American Studying,” American Studies Association (ASA) 2009 Conference, Washington DC, November 7
  • “Hutto: Staging Transnational Justice Claims and Alternative Media”, presented at the Media, Democracy, and Diversity Conference, University of Virginia, April 2, 2010. Non-refereed
  • “Mapping Television to the Nation: Spanish-Language Television Marginalization and Linguistic Rights”, presented at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS 2010), Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2010. Refereed
  •  “Lucia and Foucault on Becoming Political.” Presented at the Reception Studies Society 2009 Conference, Purdue University, October 11, 2009. Refereed
  • Memory of a Deadly Civics: Sacrifice, Latino Masculinities, and Military Service presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) 2008 Conference. Invited paper
  • “Citizenship, labor, law, and Ugly Betty,” presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) 2008 Conference. Refereed
  • Panel Respondent and Chair for “Media, the (Trans)national, and Latinidad: Latina/o and Latin Americano Media”, at the National Communication Association (NCA) 2008 Conference
  • “Structural absences and the map of television” Flow Annual Conference, UT-Austin
  • “Failure”; panel convener for the Flow Annual Conference, UT-Austin
  • “Deadly civics: performing citizenship, Latino masculinities, and military service,” American Studies Association (ASA), 2008. Refereed
  • “Deadly civics: performing citizenship, Latino masculinities, and military service,” CRESC’s Annual Conference, “Citizenship and Culture”, Oxford University, UK
  • “Different Memories: Comparing Film, Culture, and Politics in Cuba and the USA,” presented at the Brazil-US Communication Symposium, 2008, Tulane University
  • “Racing Latin American men: Postcolonial sexualities and Epistemology,” presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) 2007 Conference. Refereed
  • “Machismo in Cultural Criticism: Racializing Post-Revolutionary Mexican Masculinities,” presented at ICA 2007 Conference. Refereed
  • “Scapegoating Hollywood: How Latinas(os) Are Not Benefiting From Critical Media Teaching” – presented at SCMS 2007. Refereed
  • “Politicizing the Visual: Art as a Site of Social Action” – respondent at NCA 2006, Visual Communication Division, San Antonio, Texas
  • “Performance Studies” – respondent at the Southern States Communication Conference (SSCA 2006), Dallas, Texas.
  • “Soothing Whiteness: Post-Iraq immigrant Latino narratives, citizenship, and American nationalism” – presented at NCA 2005. Refereed
  • “The Trauma of Immigration: Narrative Latino Solutions to the Uprooting of the Self” – presented at NCA 2005. Refereed
  • “Cultural Freedoms, Cuba, and the Liberal Imaginary” – presented at ICA 2005. Refereed
  • “Dying in Iraq: Posthumous Citizenship, Discourse, and the Latino Ideal” – presented at NCA 2004. Refereed
  • “Narratives of Citizenship: Incompleteness and Sexuality in Portrait of Teresa and Strawberry and Chocolate”— presented at the Cuban Research Institute Conference. Refereed
  • “Strawberries at nightfall: sexing the Cuban Revolution” – presented at SCMS 2003. Refereed
  • “Cuban Cultural Institutions: The Hermeneutics of Revolution” – presented at the XIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association LASA2003. Refereed
  • “Within or Outside: Film Documentary and Realism” – presented at ICA 2001. Refereed
  • “Ethnicity and Sexuality as Mapping Constellations” – presented at the 5th Annual College of Communication Conference on Race, Identity, and Representation. UT Austin. Non-refereed
  • “Photography as Technology of Self: Matuschka’s Art and Breast Cancer”– presented at ICA 1999. Refereed
  • “Internet Searching Techniques” – workshop presented with Geneve Gil at LASA98.
  • “In Learning about the Other” – presented at the 1997 Nelson Communication Conference of Western Canada. Non-refereed
  • “Television in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” – paper presented at the 1996 Nelson Communication Conference of Western Canada. Non-refereed

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