The Latino Studies Journal


Latino/as and the MEDIA: A national one-day conference


Friday, February 6, 2009


9:00 am – 4:30 pm

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

899 Tenth Avenue at 59th Street | 6th floor, Room 630-T

New York, NY

P r o g r a m

8:30 am – 9:00 am Coffee

9:00 am – 9:30 am   


n  Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College

n  Suzanne Oboler, Editor, Latino Studies/John Jay College

9:30 – 10:15 am    

Opening Keynote

n  Maggie Rivas Rodríguez, University of Texas-Austin

10:25 am – 11:45 am   

Session 1

n  América Rodríguez (University of Texas-Austin), Latino News: Local, National, Global

n  Mari Castañeda (University of Massachusetts-Amherst):  Latina and Latino Labor in the US Media Industry

n  Cristina G. Mora (Princeton University): Regulation and Latino Media: How the FCC Shaped Spanish Language Television 1962-1990

11:45 am – 12:45 pm    Lunch Break

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm    

Keynote Address

n  Steve Handelman, Director, Center for Media, Crime and Justice (CUNY)

1:25 pm – 2:40 pm  

Session 2

n  Belinda Rincón (Cornell University):  Media, Militarism, and Mythologies of the State: The Latino Soldier in U.S. War Films, 1943-2008

n  Adriana Katzew (University of Vermont):  Shut Up?! Ugly Betty re-presenting Latina/os

n  Eileen Díaz McConnell (Arizona State University):  A Leapfrog Across America: Media Representations of the Geographic Dispersion of Latinos, 1990-2000

2:45 – 4:00 pm    

Session 3

n  Otto Santa Ana (University of California-Los Angeles):  Laughing With the Hegemon: Mass-Mediated Anti-Latino Humor

n  Dina Okamoto, Kim Lebert and Carmen Violet (University of California-Davis): ¿Cuáles son las noticias relevantes?: The Visibility and Representation of Latina/o Collective Action Events in Spanish- and English-Language Newspapers

n  Lisa M. Paulin-Cid (North Carolina Central University):  On (Not) Losing Our Voices: Lessons for Latino Empowerment

Sponsored by:

¨  The Latino Studies Journal

¨  John Jay College, CUNY

¨  The Center for Media, Crime and Justice, John Jay College, CUNY

For more information please contact:

Suzanne Oboler

Editor, Latino Studies

Angela Marino Segura

Managing Editor, Latino Studies

Phone: 646-557-4666


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