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Angharad N. Valdivia

Primary Areas of Interest: International communications; feminist studies; post-colonial studies; Latin American studies; latina/latino studies; multicultural studies. Professor Valdivia's research combines the areas of feminist multicultural issues with international communications studies.

She has conducted field research in Nicaragua, Peru, and Chile. Current research projects include theoretical issues surrounding women of color in the audience; reinterpreting the "silence" of post-colonial female subjects; and analyzing the overlap of issues of class, ethnicity, and gender in lingerie catalogs and Hollywood film.

Professor Valdivia is editor of Feminism, Multiculturalism, and the Media: Global Diversities [Sage: 1995] and is finishing a book entitled The Frustrations of Culture: Gender, Race and Class in the Everyday. She has published essays in the Journal of Communication, the Journal of International Communication, the Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies, the International Journal of Inclusive Education, Women and Language, and Chasqui. She is the editor of the Communications and Culture section of the forthcoming Global Women's Encyclopedia. Professor Valdivia is an associate faculty member with Women's Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Women and Development, and Latina/Latino Studies. Ph.D., Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.