Jillian Baez

Jillian Báez

Assistant Professor
Center for the Arts (1P) room 232C
Telephone: (718) 982-2143
jillian.baez (at) csi.cuny.edu

B.A., Hunter College/CUNY
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Jillian Báez specializes in Latina/o media, audience studies, transnational feminisms, and media literacy. She has published her work in the Journal of Popular Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Professor Báez is currently completing a book titled Consuming Latinas: Latina Audiences and Citizenship, which is under contract with Wayne State University Press. She currently serves on the editorial board of WSQ (formerly Women’s Studies Quarterly). Professor Báez teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the College of Staten Island. These courses include: Media Audiences, Media and the Margins, Media Industries, History of Print Media, Latina/o Media, Film and Media Research Analysis, and Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Báez, J. (2015). Television for all women?: Watching Lifetime’s Devious Maids. In. E. Levine (Ed.), Cupcakes, Pinterest, Ladyporn: Feminized popular culture in the early 21st century (pp. 51–70). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Báez, J. (2014). Latina/o audiences as citizens: Bridging culture, media, and politics. In A. Dávila & Y. Rivero (Eds.), Contemporary Latina/o media: Production, circulation and politics (pp. 267–284). New York: New York University Press.

Báez, J. & Castañeda, M. (2014). Two sides of the same story: Media narratives of Latinos and the subprime mortgage crisis. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31(1): 27–41.

Báez, J. (2013). Structurelessness 2.0. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 41(3–4): 253–256.

Báez, J.M. (2008). Mexican (American) women talk back: Audience responses to representations of Latinidad in U.S. advertising. In A.N. Valdivia (Ed.), Latina/o communication studies today (pp. 257–281). New York: Peter Lang.

Báez, J.M. (2007). (Re)membering the Latina body: A discourse ethnography of gender, Latinidad, and consumer culture. In C. McCarthy, A.S. Durham, L.C. Engel, A. Filmer, M. Giardina, & M.A. Malagreca (Eds.), Globalizing cultural studies: Ethnographic interventions in theory, method and policy (pp. 189–203). New York: Peter Lang.

Durham, A.S. & Báez, J.M. (2007). A tail of two women: Exploring the contours of difference in popular culture. In S. Springgay & D. Freedman (Eds.), Curriculum and the cultural body (pp. 131–145). New York: Peter Lang.

Báez, J.M. (2007). Towards a Latinidad feminista: The multiplicities of Latinidad and feminism in contemporary cinema. Journal of Popular Communication, 5(2): 109–128.

Báez, J.M. (2006). “En mi imperio”: Competing discourses of identity in Ivy Queen’s reggaetón. CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 18(2): 62–81.