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Rosa-Linda Fregoso is Professor and Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies and affiliate  faculty of Film and Digital Media, Social Documentation, Feminist Studies, and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.She is the author of six books and edited collections, and has numerous articles published in print and online journals, as well as edited collections.A Rockefeller Foundation Resident Scholar, Fregoso won the MLA Book Prize (2004) for meXicana encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands (UC Press). Her most recent book is titled, Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas  (Duke University Press).

Fregoso’s research and teaching reflect her interest in human rights, culture and feminism.  Her publications cover issues of human rights, feminicide, and gender violence, media and visual arts,  intercultural and transborder feminism , cultural politics and aesthetics, in the Américas.  As a member of the editorial collective, Fregoso writes for the online news site, The Feminist Wire. Her research interests include human rights studies, intercultural and transborder feminism, cultural studies, and Latina and Latino Americas film and media arts.


Recently Fregoso served as a visiting researcher at Ober/Com Observatório da Comunicação in Lisbon Portugal, a member of the Scientific Commission of the Observatório Nacional de Violencia e Género in Lisbon, Portugal, an International Research Collaborator with the Red de Investigadoras por la Vida y Libertad de las Mujeres in Mexico and Central America.  She is a co-principal investigator of the Interdisciplinary Initiative for Human Rights in the Américas.


A native of Corpus Christi Texas, Fregoso earned a bachelor in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to working in academia, she was a radio and television journalist. From 1977-79, she produced and hosted “Telecorpus,” a daily television-news program, broadcast in South Texas. From 1979-1982, she produced and hosted the weekly radio program, “The Mexican American Experience” for the Longhorn Radio Network and KUT-FM (an NPR affiliate). The Mexican American Experience was the first nationally syndicated radio program on Chicano/a issues to air on public and commercial radio stations.


Sponsored by UW Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality and the Stice Foundation.

Spring Quarter 2014


Quarter: Spring 2014

Class: GWSS 451 Chicana/Latina Cultural Production

Profes. Michelle Habell-Pallán

When: M/W 10:30-12:20

Where: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL) Active Learning Classroom (ALC) 141



Watch films, read poetry, and listen to music in this fascinating and fun upper-division course!  We will study cultural and artistic practices in home and in literary, music, film, spoken word, performing and digital/visual art. Class will focus on the way Chicana/Latina writers and artists re-envision traditional iconography through a transnational lens.  Course focuses on the intersection of the body, sexuality, and spirituality. Discussions will examine how issues of gendered and racialized identities are constructed and de-constructed through Chicana and Latina artistic production.  Assignments include small, entry-level digital projects.  No prior experience in using digital or social media needed.  You will learn how to use online tools in class.

Photo:  UW Husky Martha Gonzalez with Grammy winning band Quetzal


Quarter: Spring 2014

Class: GWSS 241/290 & AES  337 Hip Hop and Indie Rock

Profes. Michelle Habell-Pallán and Sonnet Retman

When: Monday and Wed. 1:30pm to 3:20pm

Where: Odegaard Library Interactive Lab


Description: Hip Hop and Indie Rock

Are you a fan of hip hop, punk, son jarocho, and/or indie rock?  Do you make music? Are you interested in how music scenes get documented? Do you wonder why women are left our of music stories?  Would you like explore archives and local music communities? Would you like to connect with the EMP Pop Music and Women Who Rock conferences? If yes is your answer to any of these questions sign up for thisintroduction to pop music studies.  Course examines how archives, oral histories, and new media transform music stores, and traces rhythms, tempos, and genres such as blues, gospel, estilo bravío, punk, son jarocho, and disco that influence Hip Hop and Indie Rock to contextualize their relation to race/ethnicity, gender, class, locality, and nation. Assignments will include a small entry-level, digital media project. No prior experience necessary. You will learn to use online tools in class.  Meetings:  Mondays discussion and Wednesdays interactive lab.


Photo: Punk originator Alice “Armendariz: Bag & Godmother of West Coast Hip Hop Medusa @ UW Women Who Rock unconference 2012.