Dr. Guisela Latorre, associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Ohio State University, will give a presentation, “Chicana Feminist Murals of Resistance” at USI. Latorre specializes in modern and contemporary U.S. Latin and Latin American art with a special emphasis on Chicana/Latina feminism. She is a USI alumna, graduating with a bachelor degree in art before getting her masters degree at the University of Cincinnati and doctorate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She is the author of Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals from California (2008) and the co-author of ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege (2017). Her other publications include “Installation Art, Transnationalism, and the Chinese-Chicano Experience” (with Richard Lou) in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture (2016), and “Exiled creativity and immigrant aesthetics: the politically transformative work of Liliana Wilson” in Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson's art of dissidence and dreams (2015). Latorre’s current book manuscript “Democracy on the Wall: Street Art of the Post-Dictatorship Era in Chile” is under review with the Ohio State University Press.
This event is sponsored by the Society for Arts and Humanities.
Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Liberal Arts Center, Kleymeyer Hall
8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, USA