Professor Báez specializes in Latina/o media, audience studies, transnational feminisms, and media literacy. She has published her work in the Journal of Popular Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Professor Báez is currently writing a book on Latina audiences' engagement with images of the Latina body in film, television, and advertising. She is also writing several articles on the use of social media in the immigrant rights movement.
Professor Báez teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the College of Staten Island. These courses include: Media Audiences, Media and the Margins, Media Industries, History of Print Media, Film and Media Research Analysis, and Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Hunter College/CUNY

Scholarship / Publications

Báez, J. (2014). Latina/o audiences as citizens: Bridging culture, media, and politics. In A. Dávila & Y. Rivero (Eds.), Contemporary Latina/o media: Production, circulation and politics (pp. 267-284). New York: New York University Press.

Báez, J. & Castañeda, M. (2014). Two sides of the same story: Media narratives of Latinos and the subprime mortgage crisis. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31(1): 27-41.

Báez, J. (2013). Structurelessness 2.0. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 41(3-4): 253-256.