Welcome to Latino Media Arts & Studies
Latino Media Arts & Studies, or LMÁS, a program of the Moody College of Communication at UT-Austin, has 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 Studies minor, through a speaker series that brings in filmmakers, journalists, scholars, and creatives, through hosting a Latinx Media Studies Research Group for faculty and graduate students across campus, and through other programming for students and researchers.
FEBRUARY 6 - DR. ANGHARAD N. VALDIVIA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
"WHAT'S UP WITH DISNEY & LATINIDAD? PRINCESSES AND GIRLS WHO ARE STUCK IN THE MIDDLE"
3:30-4:45pm - 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.
POSTPONED TO FALL: SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKER DEBORAH ESQUENAZI
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four is a 2016 documentary directed by Deborah Esquenazi and produced by Sam Tabet. It investigates the wrongful convictions of four Latina lesbians accused of sexually abusing two young girls in the midst of the "Satanic panic" of the 1980s and 1990s. It showcases the women's fight to prove their innocence throughout the 15 years in which they were in prison and the court case which ultimately overturned their convictions. After the 90-minute screening, we'll have a Q&A with the filmmaker and members of The Innocence Project, which fought for justice in the case.
MAY 4 - LATINO MEDIA ARTS & STUDIES STUDENT AWARDS
Celebrate with us! While we can't meet in person, the faculty, graduate students, and staff affiliated with Latino Media Arts & Studies will be giving out the first annual Latino Media Arts & Studies awards to best undergraduate and graduate student papers in Latina/o/x media studies and best student films with a focus on Latina/o/x subjects. We'll also be recognizing the students who've earned the minor in Latino and Latin American Media Studies.
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 both the Moody College and the College of Liberal Arts.