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Jillian Báez

New York, New York, United States

Associate Professor, Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, Hunter College, CUNY; Doctoral Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies, CUNY Graduate Center


Jillian Báez is an associate professor of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. She is the author of In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media and Citizenship (University of Illinois Press, 2018), recipient of the 2019 Bonnie Ritter Award for Outstanding Feminist Book at the National Communication Association.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Báez’s journey

Selected readings

Báez, Jillian M. 2020. “Latinx Audiences as Mosaic.” In Race and Media: Critical Approaches, edited by Lori Kido Lopez, 218-229. New York: New York University Press.

Avilés-Santiago, Manuel G., and Jillian M. Báez. 2019. “Targeting Billenials: Billenials, Linguistic Flexibility and the New Language Politics of Univision.” Communication, Culture & Critique 12(1): 128-146.

Báez, Jillian M. 2018. In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship. University of Illinois Press (Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Series): Urbana, IL.

Báez, Jillian M. 2018. “Charting Latinx Fandoms.” In The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, edited by Melissa Click and Suzanne Scott, 271-279. New York: Routledge.

Báez, Jillian, and Mari Castañeda. 2014. “Two Sides of the Same Story: Media Narratives of Latinos and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 31(1): 27-41.

Watch Prof. Báez present on “Performing representational labor: Blackness, Indigeneity, and legibility in global Latina/o/x media cultures” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Báez’s insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast