Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

MALS Graduate Portfolio Plática: Esther Díaz Martín

"Radiophonic Feminisms: The Voices and Sounds of Latina Radio Hosts, 1990-2017"

Mon, April 23, 2018 | Gordon-White Building Multi-Purpose Room | GWB 2.206 | The University of Texas at Austin

2:00 PM

Join us for a Graduate Portfolio Plática featuring Esther Díaz Martín
Join us for a Graduate Portfolio Plática featuring Esther Díaz Martín

Please join us for a special MALS Graduate Portfolio Plática featuring research presented by Esther Díaz Martín (Ph.D. Candidate, Spanish), entitled "Radiophonic Feminisms: The Voices and Sounds of Latina Radio Hosts, 1990-2017." 

This project closely listens to the broadcasts and personal narratives of post-NAFTA and millennial Latina radio hosts across commercial AM/FM and independent podcasting. Through a critical sound studies approach to popular culture, it examines how the performance of gendered voices and sounds interrupt misogynist cultural violence both on and off the air. It argues that Latina radiophonic feminisms re-vamp the testimonio genre as a testimonio en vivo; a mutual bearing witness to injustice and call for urgent action that is direct, live, and ongoing as facilitated by the merging of radio and social media.

Portfolio presentations are given by students participating in the Graduate Portfolio Program in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

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