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. Dr. Báez is General Editor of WSQ (formerly Women’s Studies Quarterly). Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and Social Science Research Council. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the College of Staten Island. These courses include: Theories of Communications, 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. Prior to her appointment at the College of Staten Island, Dr. Báez was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College.


Báez, Jillian M. In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship. University of Illinois Press: Urbana, IL, 2018.

Báez, Jillian M. “Media Literacy as Civic Engagement.” In Civic Engagement in Diverse Latina/o Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action, edited by Mari Castañeda and Joseph Krupczynski, 201-214. New York: Peter Lang, 2018.

Báez, Jillian M. “Charting Latinx Fandoms.” In The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, edited by Melissa Click and Suzanne Scott, 271-279. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Báez, Jillian M. “Engaging in Consumer Citizenship: Latina Audiences and Advertising in Women’s Ethnic Magazines.” In Feminists, Feminisms, and Advertising: Some Restrictions Apply, edited by Kimberly Golombisky and Peggy J. Kreshel, 231-250. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.

Báez, Jillian M. “Voicing Citizenship: Undocumented Women and Social Media. Chicana/Latina Studies Journal 6.1 (2016): 56-85.

Báez, Jillian and Manuel Gerardo Avilés-Santiago. “Spanish-Language Television.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies, edited by Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Available online at http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791286/obo-9780199791286-0209.xml?rskey=9xZw5o&result=193.

Báez, Jillian M. “Spreadable Citizenship: Undocumented Youth Activists and Social Media.” In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media, edited by María Elena Cepeda and Dolores Inés Casillas, 419-431. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Báez, Jillian. Review of the book Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border by Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 20 (2016): 304-306.

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, Jillian M. Review of the book Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging, edited by Suzanne Oboler. Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 33.1 (2008): 233-236. 

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.

In Search of Belonging