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Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Hunter College/CUNY
Biography / Academic Interests
Jillian Baezís research and teaching interests lie in representations of difference and citizenship in media and popular culture, audience studies, media literacy, and globalization.††She is currently revising her dissertation into a book manuscript on discourses of the Latina body in media such as advertising, television, film, and news and how Latina audiences make sense of these discourses.††Dr. Baez is also designing a future research project on the role of new media in the current immigration reform movement.††Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Tinker Foundation among others.††Professor Baez will be joining the faculty in February 2012.
Scholarship / Publications
BŠez, J.M. (2008). Mexican (American) women talk back: Audience responses to representations of Latinidad in U.S. advertising. In A.N. Valdivia (Ed.), Latina/o communication studies today (pp. 257-281). New York: Peter Lang.
BŠez, J.M. (2007). Towards a Latinidad feminista: The multiplicities of Latinidad and feminism in contemporary cinema. Journal of Popular Communication, 5(2): 109-128.
BŠez, J.M. (2007). (Re)membering the Latina body: A discourse ethnography of gender, Latinidad, and consumer culture. In C. McCarthy, A.S. Durham, L.C. Engel, A. Filmer, M. Giardina, & M.A. Malagreca (Eds.), Globalizing cultural studies: Ethnographic interventions in theory, method and policy (pp. 189-203). New York: Peter Lang.
Durham, A.S. & BŠez, J.M. (2007). A tail of two women: Exploring the contours of difference in popular culture. In S. Springgay & D. Freedman (Eds.), Curriculum and the cultural body (pp. 131-145).
New York: Peter Lang.
BŠez, J.M. (2006). ďEn mi imperioĒ: Competing discourses of identity in Ivy Queenís reggaetůn. CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 18(2): 62-81.