Lucila Vargas

Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Lucila Vargas received her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. Her main academic interest is communication and social change. Along with essays published in journals and anthologies, she has published three books. Social Uses and Radio Practices: The Use of Participatory Radio by Ethnic Minorities in Mexico (1995) pays special attention to the role of media and communication in the reproduction of class, gender, and race/ethnicity. The same interest in difference led her to edit Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom: Narratives on the Pedagogical Implications of Teacher Diversity (2002). It compiles narratives written by 16 women professors on the classroom challenges and opportunities of ³Other² teachers. Her latest book, Latina Teens, Migration, and Popular Culture (2009) explores the relationship between identity and popular culture among working class, transnational young Latinas. Her current a project is about depression among Latina girls and explores ways to use media communication to support them.


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