Guisela Latorre

Editor

Guisela Latorre is a specialist in modern/contemporary Chicana/o, and Latin American art with a particular emphasis on gender, and feminism. Her recent publications include "Chicana/o Artivism: Judy Baca's Digital Work with Youth of Color," (co-authored with Chela Sandoval in Learning Race and Ethnicity, MIT Press, 2007), "Rigoberta Menchú, Yemayá and Coyolxauhqui: Afro-Indigenous Aesthetics in Maestrapeace" (Critical Essays on Chicano Studies, Peter Lang, 2007), and “Postcolonial Critique or Desire? The Digital Media Work of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Keith Piper” (AfroGEEKS: Beyond the Digital Divide, Center for Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2007.) She was also guest editor for the Chicana Art Focused Section of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Spring 2007.) In addition, Professor Latorre has a forthcoming book entitled "Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals of California" with the University of Texas Press, scheduled for release in late 2008.

Areas of Expertise
  • Chicano and Latina feminism
  • modern and contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American art
  • gender and visual culture
Education
  • B.S., Art, University of Southern Indiana, 1993
  • M.A., Art History, University of Cincinnati, 1995
  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

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