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Isabel Molina-Guzmán is a professor in Latina/Latino Studies, Media & Cinema Studies and a faculty affiliate of Gender & Women’s Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Molina-Guzmán served as Chair of the Department of Latina/Latino Studies 2007-2008, 2009-2012. She currently serves as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Graduate College Faculty Director of the Sloan Universisty Center for Exemplary Mentoring.

Research Interests

  • ethnoracial identity
  • gender/sexuality
  • media/journalism studies
  • discourse analysis

Professional Information

Isabel Molina-Guzmán's research examines the relationship between ethnoracial, gender, sexual identity and media discourses in the reproduction of inequality.  She is author of Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media (NYU Press, 2010) and Latinas and Latinos on Television: Colorblind Comedy in the Postracial Network Era (University of Arizona Press, 2018). Her works have appeared in numerous edited collected and academic journals such as Latino Studies, Journalism, Popular Communication, Critical Studies in Media and Communication.

Education/Academic qualification

Communication, Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania

… → 2000

MAC, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1994

Communication, BS, Pennsylvania State University

… → 1992

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Research Output 2003 2019

Preface

Molina, I. & Carter, C., Jan 2 2019, In : Feminist Media Studies. 19, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Investigating the needs and wants of healthcare providers for promoting exercise in persons with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study

Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C-Y., Molina, I., Finlayson, M., Barstow, E. A. & Motl, R. W., May 22 2018, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 40, 18, p. 2172-2180 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Personnel
Multiple Sclerosis
Exercise
Patient Care Team
Delivery of Health Care

Latinas and Latinos on TV: Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era

Molina-­Guzmán, I., 2018, Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 152 p. (Latinx Pop Culture)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

racism
producer
inclusion
television show
sexism

Identifying preferred format and source of exercise information in persons with multiple sclerosis that can be delivered by health-care providers

Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C-Y., Molina, I., Finlayson, M., Riskin, B. J. & Motl, R. W., Oct 1 2017, In : Health Expectations. 20, 5, p. 1001-1010 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Personnel
Multiple Sclerosis
Exercise
Physical Therapists
Insurance Benefits

Multiple sclerosis patients need and want information on exercise promotion from healthcare providers: a qualitative study

Learmonth, Y. C., Adamson, B. C., Balto, J. M., Chiu, C-Y., Molina, I., Finlayson, M., Riskin, B. J. & Motl, R. W., Aug 1 2017, In : Health Expectations. 20, 4, p. 574-583 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Personnel
Multiple Sclerosis
Exercise
Prescriptions
Interviews

Press/Media

How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

Isabel Molina-­Guzmán

12/13/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Latinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh?

Isabel Molina-­Guzmán

8/9/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment