Isabel Molina

Professor

Biography

Isabel Molina-Guzmán is an associate professor in Latina/Latino Studies, Media & Cinema Studies and a faculty affiliate of Gender & Women’s Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (MAC '94; PhD '00). Molina-Guzmán served as Chair of the Department of Latina/Latino Studies 2007-2008, 2009-2012.

Research Interests

  • ethnoracial identity
  • gender/sexuality
  • media/journalism studies
  • discourse analysis

Research Description

Isabel Molina-Guzmán is author of Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media (NYU Press, 2010) and Latinas and Latinos on Television: Colorblind Comedy in the Postracial Network Era (University of Arizona Press, 2018). Her works have appeared in numerous edited collected and academic journals such as Latino Studies, Journalism, Popular Communication, Critical Studies in Media and Communication.

Education

Communication, Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania
, MAC, University of Pennsylvania
Communication, BS, Pennsylvania State University

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Media and Cinema Studies
Professor, Institute of Communications Research
Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Faculty Director for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Recent Publications

Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C-Y., Molina, I., Finlayson, M., ... Motl, R. W. (2018). Investigating the needs and wants of healthcare providers for promoting exercise in persons with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study. Disability and rehabilitation, 40(18), 2172-2180. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1327989

Molina-­Guzmán, I. (2018). Latinas and Latinos on TV: Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era. (Latinx Pop Culture). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C-Y., Molina, I., Finlayson, M., ... Motl, R. W. (2017). Identifying preferred format and source of exercise information in persons with multiple sclerosis that can be delivered by health-care providers. Health Expectations, 20(5), 1001-1010. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12541

Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C-Y., Molina, I., Finlayson, M., ... Motl, R. W. (2017). Multiple sclerosis patients need and want information on exercise promotion from healthcare providers: a qualitative study. Health Expectations, 20(4), 574-583. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12482

Molina, I. (2016). #OscarsSoWhite: how Stuart Hall explains why nothing changes in Hollywood and everything is changing. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 33(5), 438-454. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2016.1227864

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