Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

CSREA New Book Talk: Latino TV: A History

Cover of Mary Beltrán book.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

4:00pm – 5:30pm


Latino TV: A History, the first-ever account of Latino/a participation and representation in U.S. English-language television, offers a sweeping study of key moments of Chicano/a and Latino/a representation and authorship since the 1950s. Through the exploration of the histories of Latina/o television narratives and the authors of those narratives, Mary Beltrán sheds important light on how Latina/os have been included―and, more often, not―in the television industry and in the stories of the country writ large. Beltrán draws on archival research, interviews with dozens of media professionals, textual analysis of episodes and promotional materials, and analysis of news media coverage. Click here to register!

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