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De La Torre, Monica

 Tempe, Arizona, United States
Assistant Professor, School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University.


Dr. Monica De La Torre is associate professor of media and expressive culture in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, where her research and teaching practices bridge Chicana feminisms, Latinx feminist media studies, radio and sound studies, and women’s and gender studies.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. De La Torre’s journey

Selected readings

De La Torre, Monica. (2022). Feminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima Valley, University of Washington Press, Decolonizing Feminisms Series.

De La Torre, Monica and Christine Marín. (2021). “Amazing Grace Keeps the Platters Spinning: A Photo Essay on Radio and Television Trailblazer Graciela Gil Olivarez” in Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal, Special Issue on “Latina Media Histories” (Guest Editors: Mary Beltran and Mirasol Enríquez) Volume 7, Number 4, pp. 107-135.

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) pp. 446-453. 

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.

Watch Prof. De La Torre present “Feminista Frequencies: Community Building Through Radio in the Yakima Valley” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

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