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Arcelia Gutiérrez

Irvine, California, United States

Assistant Professor, Film & Media Studies, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine


Dr. Gutiérrez’s research focuses on Latinx media advocacy and activism from the 1980s to the present. She explores how Latinx media activists have navigated processes of deregulation and neo-liberalization and the strategies they’ve used to push for the inclusion of Latinxs in television, film, and radio.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Gutiérrez’s journey

Selected readings

Gutiérrez, Arcelia. Pero Like and Mitú: Latina Content Creators, Social Media Entertainment, and the Politics of Latinx Millenniality,” Feminist Media Histories (forthcoming). 

Gutiérrez, Arcelia. Situating Representation As a Form of Erasure: #OscarsSoWhite, Black Twitter, and Latinx Twitter.” Television and New Media, 2020 (online first).

Gutiérrez, Arcelia. No More Prostitutes, Pimps, & Pushers: Deploying Hispanic Panethnicity in Media Advocacy.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 36, no. 4 (2019): 309-322. 

Watch Prof. Gutiérrez present on “Competing ethnoracialized counterpublics: #OscarsSoWhite, Black Twitter, and Latinx Twitter” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

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