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Yeidy M. Rivero

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Professor and Chair Department of Film, Television, and Media at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


Yeidy M. Rivero is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Film, Television, and Media, and a Professor in American Culture. She is the author of Tuning Out Blackness: Race and Nation in the History of Puerto Rican Television (Duke University Press, 2005), Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960 (Duke University Press, 2015), and co-editor (with Arlene Dávila) of Contemporary Latino Media: Production, Circulation, Politics (New York University Press, 2015).

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Rivero’s journey

Selected readings

Rivero, Yeidy. M. Three Peasants Fight for Freedom: Radio and the United States’ Cultural Cold War in Latin America.” International Journal of Communication, January 2020, 14 (1): 346-363.

Rivero, Yeidy. M. Broadcasting Modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Rivero, Yeidy. M. “Anatomy of a Protest: Audience Expectations, Colombia’s A Corazón Abierto and Grey’s Anatomy.” In Arlene Dávila and Yeidy M. Rivero (eds.) Contemporary Latina/o Media: Production, Circulation and Politics. New York: New York University Press, 2014, 149-168.

Rivero, Yeidy. M. “Interpreting Cubanness, Americanness, and the Sitcom: WPBT-PBS’s ¿Qué pasa U.S.A.? (1975-1980).”  In Tasha Oren and Sharon Shahaf (eds.) Global Television Formats: Understanding Television Across Borders. London: Routledge, 2012, 90-107.

Rivero, Yeidy. M. Tuning Out Blackness: Race and Nation in the History of Puerto Rican Television. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.

Watch Prof. Rivero present on “Spanish from nowhere: Miami’s America’s Production Inc. and accent-less Spanish-language radio in the 1960s” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

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