RTF welcomes new Media Studies faculty member Mary Beltrán

Mary Beltrán returns to UT Austin this semester to teach within RTF. Mary recieved her Ph.D. here, and now studies and teaches classes on the construction of race, gender, and class in U.S. television, film, and celebrity culture. Her past work has often focused on Latina/o and mixed-race representation: she is the author of Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom and co-editor of Mixed Race Hollywood.  Her current project is titled Post Race Pop? Diversity, Ambiguity, and Colorblind Politics in Millennial Media Culture. Mary was formerly a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; we welcome her to the department.