Dr. Jillian Báez is an Associate Professor of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College. She is also an affiliated faculty member at the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Trained as a media studies and cultural studies scholar, her research expertise lies in Latina/o/x media and popular culture, transnational feminisms, and issues of belonging and citizenship. She is the author of In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media and Citizenship (University of Illinois Press), and a recipient of the Bonnie Ritter Award for Outstanding Feminist Book from the National Communication Association. Dr. Báez’s research is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Chicana/Latina Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Communication, Culture & Critique.
Professor Báez earned her doctorate at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her bachelor’s degree at Hunter College with a double major in Black and Puerto Rican studies and media studies.