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Monica De La Torre

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6303
Biography: 

Monica De La Torre is an Assistant Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. De La Torre’s interdisciplinary research and teaching practices bridge Chicana feminist theory, Latinx feminist media studies, radio and sound studies, and women’s and gender studies. As a critical scholar and practitioner of digital media and radio, she analyzes both media content and production practices to push the analytic edge of scholarship foregrounding modalities of difference such as gender, race, class, and citizenship. A former community radio producer and member of the Los Angeles based radio collective Soul Rebel Radio, De La Torre's forthcoming book, “Feminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima Valley,” (University of Washington Press) details the powerful story of Chicana farm workers and activists turned community radio broadcasters beginning in the 1970s.

Education: 

Ph.D. Feminist Studies, University of Washington 2016

M.A. Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University Northridge 2009

B.A. Psychology and Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Davis 2005

 

 

Publications: 

Books in Progress 

De La Torre, Monica. Feminista Frequencies: Chicana Radio Praxis in Community Broadcasting.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

De La Torre, Monica. (2018). “Sonic Bridging: The Radio Preservation Task Force and Archiving Spanish-Language/Bilingual Radio in the United States” in Archiving as Activism Forum (Forum Co-Editors: Kathleen Battles and Nora Patterson) for New Review of Film and Television Studies, Volume 16.4.  

De La Torre, Monica. (2018). “Feminista Frequencies: Chicana Radio Activism in the Pacific Northwest.” In ¡Chicana Movidas! Mapping Technologies of Resistance in the Moviemiento Era edited by Maylei Blackwell, María Eugenia Cotera, and Dionne Espinoza. Austin: University of Texas Press.

De La Torre, Monica. 2015. “Programas Sin Vergüenza (Shameless Programs): Mapping Chicanas in Community Radio in the 1970s.” Women’s Studies Quarterly WSQ: The 1970s Volume 43, Numbers 3&4.

Habell-Pallán, Michelle, Sonnet Retman, Angelica Macklin, and Monica De La Torre. (2018). “Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities (Convivencia and Archivista Praxis for a Digital Era).” In Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities edited by Jentery Sayers. London and New York: Routledge. 

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 294Special Topics
TCL 294Special Topics
TCL 471Latinos In Hollywood
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 201Transborder Society&Culture I
WST 394Special Topics
TCL 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 471Latinos In Hollywood
TSS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 201Transborder Society&Culture I
FMS 471Latinos In Hollywood
TCL 471Latinos In Hollywood
TSS 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 394Special Topics
TCL 394Special Topics
FMS 394Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 394Special Topics
TCL 394Special Topics
FMS 394Special Topics
TCL 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 592Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 471Latinos In Hollywood
FMS 471Latinos In Hollywood
TCL 492Honors Directed Study
TSS 503Epistemologies & Trnsbrdr Thgt
TSS 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 201Transborder Society&Culture I
WST 394Special Topics
TCL 394Special Topics
FMS 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 394Special Topics
TCL 394Special Topics
FMS 394Special Topics