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Laura G. Gutiérrez Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
Latin American Media and Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Position: Associate Professor
Appointed Position: Director of Graduate Studies
Current Courses: Spring 2013
Office: ML 542
Hours: Tuesdays 9-12pm & 2-5pm and Wednesdays 1-4pm
Courses Taught: TRAD 104, SPAN 403, SPAN 431, SPAN 448, SPAN 449, SPAN 561, SPAN 571, WS 312
Current Work in Progress
Rumberas in Motion (Pictures): Transnational Movements in the Archive of Mexican 'Classic' Cinema
A number of articles on cultural production from Mexico and the United States
Publications since 2001
Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage (U of Texas P, 2010)
Winner of The Ninth Annual MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies.
"Nativism, Normativity, and Neoliberalism in Arizona: Challenges Inside and Outside the Classroom" with Christina B. Hanhart, Miranda Joseph, Adela C. Licona, and Sandra K. Soto. Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, special issue on "Teaching Sex" vol 21 no 2 (Fall 2101/Winter 2011): 123-48.
"Sneaking into the Media: Judi Werthein's Brinco Shoes and Post-Border Art, Illegal Immigration, Global Labor, and Mass Media." Spectator, special issue "Building Walls in a Borderless World: Media, Violence and Human (im)Mobility" 29.1 (Spring 2009): 11-22.
"Feminisms' Rendezvous with Melodrama or fue en un cabaret: Nation and Gender/Sexuality in Contemporary Mexican Performance." Studies in Latin American Popular Culture vol. 24 (2005): 179-204.
"Mexican Nationalism, Mass Media, and Gender/Sexuality: Unmasking Lies in Ximena Cuevas' Video Art," Latin American Literary Review vol. 29, no. 57. Special Edition Gender and Representation in Contemporary Latin American Culture (Guest Editor Rosemary G. Feal) (January-June 2001): 104-115.
"Reframing the Retablo: Mexican Feminist Critical Practices in Ximena Cuevas' Corazón Sangrante," vol. 1, no. 1 Feminist Media Studies (March 2001): 73-90.
"Performing Borders: de aquí y de allá (Preliminary Notes on Mexican and Chicana/o Transnational Performance)." In Global Mexican Cultural Productions, edited by Rosana Blanco-Cano and Rita Urquijo-Ruiz. New York: Palgrave-McMillan Press: 97-117.
"Lo queer del silencio: Una breve reflexión sobre la sexualidad y la cultura pública." Cartografías Queer: Sexualidades y Activismo LGBT en América Latina. Edited and compiled by Daniel Balderston and Arturo Matute Castro. Pittsburg: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2011: 341-48.
"María Irene Fornés." In Latino and Latina Writers Vols. 1 and 2. Ed by Alan West-Durán. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004: 613-34.
"Miguel Algarín." In Latino and Latina Writers Vols. 1 and 2. Ed by Alan West-Durán. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004: 829-40.
"Deconstructing the Mythical Homeland: México in Contemporary Chicana Performance." In Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture & Chicana/o Sexualities (Edited by Alicia Gaspar de Alba). Palgrave P, 2003: 63-73.
Awards2012 Provost's General Education Teaching Award
César E. Chávez Postdoctoral Fellowship, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, 2004-5. Postponed and in residence during the spring of 2005.
Rockefeller Residency Fellowship in the Humanities, "Sex, Race & Globalization Project," University of Arizona, 2003-4.
Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Laura G. Gutiérrez's research and teaching areas are Mexican visual cultural studies, Latin American and Latina/o studies, film and media studies, popular and mass culture, performance studies, and gender and sexuality. She is currently the Director of Graduate Studies.
At the U of A, she holds affiliate positions in the Center of Latin American Studies and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. She is also part of the Executive Committee of the Institute for LGBT Studies. She is also part of the UA Hanson Film Institute's Planning Committee and mainly works around the planning and organizing of the annual Tucson Cine México Film Festival.
Gutiérrez is also on the Board of Advisors of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas.