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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.

2021 Graduate Admissions:
Dr. Latorre is open to new graduate advisees during the Autumn 2021 admissions cycle. Please email her to discuss your research interests.


Book Publications

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