Mari Castañeda

Mari Castañeda (@drmaricastaneda) is Professor of Communication and SBS Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include the study of digital media and telecommunication policy, Latina/ethnic media studies, and global communications. Her work promotes “engaged scholarship” and aims to address inequality, power, community voices, and the role of intersectionalities in shaping media and cultural spaces.  Her recent co-edited books are: Mothers in Academia (2013, Columbia University Press) and Soap Operas and Telenovelas in the Digital Age: Global Industries and New Audiences (2011, Peter Lang Publishers). As a faculty member, she is also affiliated with the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies; Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; and the School of Public Policy.

Selected Publications
  1. Castañeda, M. (2020). Applying Latina/o critical communication theory to anti-blackness. In L. K. Lopez (Ed.), Race and media: Critical approaches (pp. 101-115). New York University Press.