Guisela Latorre

Guisela Latorre

Guisela Latorre



286H University Hall

Office Hours

Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-5pm (Zoom)

Areas of Expertise

  • Chicana and Latina feminism
  • Chicanx and Latin American art and visual culture
  • Chicanx and Latin American muralism and graffiti


  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • M.A., Art History, University of Cincinnati, 1995
  • B.S., Art, University of Southern Indiana, 1993

Guisela Latorre specializes in modern and contemporary U.S. Latinx and Latin American art with a special emphasis on Chicana/Latina feminism. She is the author of Democracy on the Wall: Street Art of the Post-Dictatorship Era in Chile (2019) and Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals from California (2008). In addition, she was co-curator and co-author of the exhibition/book ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege (2017). Her other publications include “The Art of Disruption: Chicana/o Art’s Politicized Strategies for Aesthetic Innovation” in The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies (2018) and “Indigenous Images of Democracy on City Streets: Native Representations in Contemporary Chilean Graffiti and Muralism” in Street Art of Resistance (2017). She is currently working on an anthology on the arts collective Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo.


Book Publications

Prof. Latorre's books Democracy on the Wall, Murales Rebeldes, and Walls of Empowerment.