Welcome to Latino Media Arts & Studies
Latino Media Arts & Studies, or LMÁS, is a program of the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin with a three-fold mission: to support students interested in learning more about Latina/o/x-oriented and -produced film, television, journalism, and advertising, to support Latina and Latino film and media producers, journalists, and advertising professionals in training, and to foster scholarship and teaching on these topics. We do this through supporting a Latino and Latin American Media Arts & Studies minor, open to Moody College students and all UT-Austin undergraduates, through an annual speaker series that brings filmmakers, journalists, scholars, and creatives working in the U.S. film and television industries to campus, and through other programming for students and researchers.
OCTOBER 31 - WATCH & DISCUSS "LOS ESPOOKYS"
"'Los Espookys and Latinx and Spanish-Language TV"
3:30-5pm - BMC 5.208
This Halloween, watch an episode of HBO’s Los Espookys with faculty and graduate students affiliated with Latino Media Arts & Studies and share in a discussion of what the success of this oddball, mostly-in-Spanish horror-comedy means for U.S. popular media and for Latinx and non-Latinx viewers.
NOVEMBER 12 - LUIS ORTIZ, LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING
"The Present and Future of Latinx Film and Programming on Public Television"
5-6:30pm - BMC 5.208
A Conversation and Screening of segments of current Latinx films and media programming airing on PBS stations with Luis Ortiz, Managing Director, Latino Public Broadcasting
FEBRUARY 6 - DR. ANGHARAD N. VALDIVIA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
"WHAT'S UP WITH DISNEY & LATINIDAD? PRINCESSES AND GIRLS WHO ARE STUCK IN THE MIDDLE"
3:30-5pm - BMC 5.102
Dr. Valdivia is the author A Latina in the Land of Hollywood and Latina/os and the Media, and editor of Latina/o Communication Studies Today.
Latino Media Arts & Studies is a program of the Moody College of Communication. It is coordinated by faculty and graduate students in the Moody College's Department of Radio-Television-Film, and includes faculty affiliates from the College of Liberal Arts.