Guisela LaTorre

Associate Professor | Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Faculty

Guisela Latorre specializes in modern and contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American art with a special emphasis on gender and women artists. Her first book titled Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals from California (U. of Texas Press 2008), explored the recurrence of indigenist motifs in Chicana/o community murals from the 1970s to the turn of the millennium. Her other publications include “Border Consciousness and Artivist Aesthetics: Richard Lou’s Performance and Multimedia Artwork” in the American Studies Journal (2012), “New Approaches to Chicana/o Art: The Visual and the Political as Cognitive Process” in Image & Narrative (2010), and “Icons of Love and Devotion: Alma López’s Art” in Feminist Studies (Spring/Summer 2008). Latorre’s recent research activities include the co-editorship of the feminist journal Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies and work on a second book project of the graffiti and mural movement in Chile during the post-dictatorship era. She teaches classes on Latina/Chicana feminism, visual culture and Latina/o art.

Areas of Expertise
  • Modern and Contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American art
  • Emphasis on Gender and Women Artists
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
  • M.A., Art History, University of Cincinnati (1995)
  • B.S., Fine Arts, University of Southern Indiana (1993)

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