News release from IPFW:
Message of “Empowerment” from Former IPFW Professor
(April 4, 2011) – As part of the at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Center for Women and Returning Adults’ (CWRA) Empowerment series, Isabel Molina-GÃºzman will speak about “From J.Lo to Sotomayor: Critical Reflections on Consuming the Latina Body.” Â The lecture is co-sponsored by the Communication and Media Society and Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association and will take place Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walb Student Union Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.
Molina-GuzmÃ¡n, a former IPFW communications faculty member, is the chair and director of Latina/Latino studies at the University of
Illinois. She is also an associate professor of media and cinema studies, Latina/o studies, and gender and women studies. Her current book, Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media, focuses on the contemporary popularity of iconic Latinas and Latina-themed media programming. Molina-GuzmÃ¡n will explore the image of Latina women in the mass media. It will be available for purchase at the event.
Molina-GuzmÃ¡n is also the book reviews associate editor for the Journal of Communication, Culture and Critique. Her research and teachingÂ strives to combine her academic interests with her professional experiences as a journalist and communications specialist.
For more information, contact Julie Creek, coordinator, Center for Women and Returning Adults, at 260-481-4140 or.