New York Times quotes CLS Prof. Delgadillo on National Film Registry

When the Congressional Hispanic Caucus nominated 25 films on Latinx themes, including Gregory Nava’s Selena, for inclusion in the National Film Registry, the New York Times needed expert analysis.  They turned to Theresa Delgadillo, a professor of English and Chican@ & Latin@ Studies here at the UW-Madison  “It is an important way to influence that diversity effort in an industry,” Delgadillo told the Times, noting that the Hispanic Caucus’s list highlights the experiences of native born Latinx communities and of migrants from Latin America.  Delgadillo also expressed concern that stories about Latinas and LGBTQ people were poorly represented in the list.   A native of Milwaukee, Prof. Delgadillo joined the CLS faculty in 2019.  She has published widely on Latinx spirituality, Latinx communities in Wisconsin, Latinx visual culture, and Afro-Latinx communities.   A founder of Mujeres Talk (2010-2017), she helped to found and serves on the board of Latinx Talk, an interdisciplinary academic open access publication specializing in short-form research.