Rosa-Linda Fregoso

TitleProfessor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentLatin American & Latino Studies
AffiliationsFeminist Studies Department,
History of Consciousness Department,
Film and Digital Media Department
Phone831-459-1548
Email
Web Site Faculty page
OfficeMerrill Acad. rm 37
Office HoursWINTER 2015: On leave
Campus Mail StopMerrill Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California
95064
Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Research Interests

My research and teaching reflect my interest in human rights, culture and feminism.

Biography, Education and Training

I am a Professor of Latin American & Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My publications cover issues of human rights, feminicide, gender and racial violence, media and visual arts, cultural politics in the Américas. My major publications include: Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas (co-edited with Cynthia Bejarano, Duke University Press, 2010); Feminicidio en América Latina, (Mexico D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y Centro de Investigaciones Interdiciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, 2011); the award winning book, meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands (Berkeley: The University of California Press, 2003). The book was awarded the Modern Language Association Prize, U.S./Latino/a, Chicano/a Literary and Cultural Studies. My first book, The Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture (Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 1993), is the first single-authored book on Chicana/o film and culture. I also edited The Devil Never Sleeps and Other Films by Lourdes Portillo (Austin: The University of Texas Press, 2001); and Miradas de Mujer, (co-edited with Norma Iglesias, CLRC & COLEF, 1998).

Selected Publications


  • Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas (co-edited with Cynthia Bejarano), Duke University Press, 2010.

  • Feminicidio en América Latina, (Mexico D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y Centro de Investigaciones Interdiciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, 2011

  • Violencia de género ante el Derecho y los derechos humanos, IN Julia Monárrez Fragoso, Coordinadora, Vidas y Territorios en Busca de Justicia, Ciudad Juárez: COLEF, forthcoming.

  • Transformando el terror: señorita extraviada de Lourdes Portillo (2001), Patricia Ravelo Blancas y Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, Coordinadores, Dialogos Interdisciplinario, sobre violencia sexual, México DF: CIESAS-FONCA, 2012.

  • Una retrospective crítica de la obra de Lourdes Portillo, Comunicación y Medios, Número 24. Instituto de Comunicación e Imagen, Universidad de Chile, 2011.

  • Coming to Grips with Feminicide, Truthout, 13 January 2012

  • meXicana encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands, University of California Press, 2003.

  • The Devil Never Sleeps and Other Works by Lourdes Portillo, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.

  • Miradas de mujer, Co-Edited with Norma Iglesias, Tijuana/Berkeley: CLRC and Colegio de la Frontera-Norte, 1998.

  • The Bronze Screen. Chicana and Chicano Film Culture, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.).

Teaching Interests

Human rights, media studies, visual arts, feminism, decoloniality and cultural theory/studies.