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Department of Communication & Journalism

MSC 03 2240
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505)-277-5305

Marisa C. Garcia Rodriguez

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Ph.D. Student
2010 Cohort

Marisa received a B.A. in theatre arts from California State University-Long Beach and an M.A. in communication studies from CSU-Northridge. Before continuing her studies at UNM, Marisa worked as an adjunct faculty member at CSU Northridge in Chicana/o studies and at Cal Lutheran University in the Communication Department. She has taught courses in public speaking, business and professional communication, interviewing, and media theory. Her research interests include intercultural communication, critical media studies, language production, gender and communication, pedagogy, feminist intersectional discourse analysis, and textual analysis. Her research focuses on the representation of Latinas/os in film, the history of labor relations between the U.S. and Mexico, and how film representation relates to the anti-immigration rhetoric in public and mass media discourse. She has presented research at both regional and national conferences as well as attended Global Dialogue seminars on “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power” sponsored by University of California-Berkeley in Tarragona, Spain.