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Guisela Latorre

Guisela Latorre

Guisela Latorre

Professor, Departments of History of Art and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies


(614) 247-7720

286H University Hall
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Chicana and Latina feminism
  • Chicanx and Latin American art and visual culture
  • Chicanx and Latin American muralism and graffiti


  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • M.A., Art History, University of Cincinnati, 1995
  • B.S., Art, University of Southern Indiana, 1993

Guisela Latorre is a specialist in modern/contemporary Chicana/o, and Latin American art with a particular emphasis on gender, and feminism. Her recent publications include "Chicana/o Artivism: Judy Baca's Digital Work with Youth of Color," (co-authored with Chela Sandoval in Learning Race and Ethnicity, MIT Press, 2007), "Rigoberta Menchú, Yemayá and Coyolxauhqui: Afro-Indigenous Aesthetics in Maestrapeace" (Critical Essays on Chicano Studies, Peter Lang, 2007), and “Postcolonial Critique or Desire? The Digital Media Work of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Keith Piper” (AfroGEEKS: Beyond the Digital Divide, Center for Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2007.) She was also guest editor for the Chicana Art Focused Section of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Spring 2007.) In addition, Professor Latorre published Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals of California (2008).