Guisela Latorre

Associate Professor
Core Faculty

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 Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals from California (2008) and the co-author of ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege (2017). Her other publications include “Installation Art, Transnationalism, and the Chinese-Chicano Experience” (with Richard Lou) in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture (2016), and “Exiled creativity and immigrant aesthetics: the politically transformative work of Liliana Wilson” in Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson's art of dissidence and dreams (2015). Latorre’s current book manuscript “Democracy on the Wall: Street Art of the Post-Dictatorship Era in Chile” is under review with OSU Press.


Book Publications

  • ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege (Angel City Press, 2017).

Book cover featuring a mural of people of Mexican descent.

  • Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals of California, (University of Texas Press, 2008).

Walls of Empowerment book cover featuring a colorful mural.

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

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