Episode 51: Live from Wellesley College

Dec 14, 2017, 01:00 PM

In this very first live episode of LWL, Irene Mata, Associate Professor in the department of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College, joins us to talk about the problematic representation of Latinx people in popular U.S. visual culture. She describes how the myth of the American dream upholds our narratives as immigrants and border peoples and how Chicanx and Latinx cultural producers are constantly challenging those ideas. How is Moana different from the rest of Disney’s animated features? Why is Selena, the movie, so problematic? Listen to Irene explain how she is helping students not internalize oppression to become better citizens of the world. #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #podsincolor