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Isabel Molina-Guzmán is a professor in Latina/Latino Studies, Communication, and a faculty affiliate of the Institute of Communication Research, Gender & Women’s Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Molina-Guzmán served as Chair of the Department of Latina/Latino Studies 2007-2008, 2009-2012. She currently serves as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Graduate College Faculty Director of the Sloan Universisty Center for Exemplary Mentoring.
Isabel Molina-Guzmán's research examines the relationship between ethnoracial, gender, sexual identity and media discourses in the reproduction of inequality. She 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.
Communication, Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania
MAC, University of Pennsylvania
Communication, BS, Pennsylvania State University
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Professor, Institute of Communications Research
Molina-Guzmán, I., & Carter, C. (2019). Preface. Feminist Media Studies, 19(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2019.1556877
Molina-Guzmán, I. (2019). Why Hollywood Remains "SoWhite" and a Note on How to Change It. In S. E. Turner, & S. Nilsen (Eds.), The Myth of Colorblindness: Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema (pp. 35-57). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17447-7_3
Molina-Guzmán, I. (2019). Gender, Race, and Power: The Gendered Racialization of Puerto Ricans inTV News Coverage of Hurricane Maria. In Journalism, Gender and Power Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C. Y., Molina-Guzman, I. M., Finlayson, M., Barstow, E. A., & 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). University of Arizona Press.