Stice Lecture Series: Rosa-Linda Fregoso on The Art of Witnessing

Rosa-Linda Fregoso
Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Stice Feminist Scholar of Justice, February 2014

Stice Lecture Series Sponsored by UW Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and the Stice Foundation

Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Stice Feminist Scholar of Justice, February 2014

Rosa-Linda Fregoso is Professor and Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies and affiliate  faculty of Film and Digital Media, Social Documentation, Feminist Studies, and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of six books and edited collections, and has numerous articles published in print and online journals, as well as edited collections. A Rockefeller Foundation Resident Scholar, Fregoso won the MLA Book Prize (2004) for meXicana encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands (UC Press). Her most recent book is titled, Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas  (Duke University Press).

Fregoso’s research and teaching reflect her interest in human rights, culture and feminism.  Her publications cover issues of human rights, feminicide, and gender violence, media and visual arts,  intercultural and transborder feminism , cultural politics and aesthetics, in the Américas.  As a member of the editorial collective, Fregoso writes for the online news site, The Feminist Wire. Her research interests include human rights studies, intercultural and transborder feminism, cultural studies, and Latina and Latino Americas film and media arts. 

Recently Fregoso served as a visiting researcher at Ober/Com Observatório da Comunicação in Lisbon Portugal, a member of the Scientific Commission of the Observatório Nacional de Violencia e Género in Lisbon, Portugal, an International Research Collaborator with the Red de Investigadoras por la Vida y Libertad de las Mujeres in Mexico and Central America.  She is a co-principal investigator of the Interdisciplinary Initiative for Human Rights in the Américas.

A native of Corpus Christi Texas, Fregoso earned a bachelor in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to working in academia, she was a radio and television journalist. From 1977-79, she produced and hosted “Telecorpus,” a daily television-news program, broadcast in South Texas. From 1979-1982, she produced and hosted the weekly radio program, “The Mexican American Experience” for the Longhorn Radio Network and KUT-FM (an NPR affiliate). The Mexican American Experience was the first nationally syndicated radio program on Chicano/a issues to air on public and commercial radio stations.