Live from Wellesley College

Episode 51


In this very first live episode of LWL, Irene Mata, Associate Professor in the department of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College, talks about the problematic representations of Latinx people in popular U.S. visual culture. She describes how the myth of the American dream upholds our narratives as immigrants and border peoples and how Chicanx and Latinx cultural producers are constantly challenging those ideas. How is Moana different from the rest of Disney cartoons? Why is Selena, the movie, so problematic? Listen to Irene explain how she is helping students not internalize oppression to become better citizens of the world.