Message of “Empowerment” from former IPFW professor

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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-Gúzman will speak about “From J.Lo to Sotomayor: Critical Reflections on Consuming the Latina Body.”  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-Guzmán, 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-Guzmán will explore the image of Latina women in the mass media. It will be available for purchase at the event.

Molina-Guzmán is also the book reviews associate editor for the Journal of Communication, Culture and Critique. Her research and teaching 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

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