Associate Professor Emeritus, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Yale Ph.D. in American Studies; almost ten years as assistant editor of Opinion section at Los Angeles Times and writer; principal investigator on major newsroom ethics and diversity project; has held Freedom Forum, Alicia Patterson, Ford Foundation; Social Science Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science and other fellowships; Fulbright to Peru. Writes for both academic and mass media publications. 1998 Hispanic Communicator of the Year. Creator of classroom publication Tejas, that went on to win 1996 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Outstanding Journalism. Bilingual. Newsroom consultant.
Minorities and media; U.S. foreign coverage; U.S. crisis coverage of Latin America; newsroom diversity; history of U.S. press; feminism