Channel 8′s public affairs program “Horizonte,” which focuses on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens, welcomed New College faculty member C. Alejandra Elenes to its airwaves on July 28. Elenes talked about her book “Transforming Borders: Chicana/o Popular Culture and Pedagogy.”
Elenes, who teaches in New College’s Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS), was interviewed by “Horizonte” host Jose Cardenas. The discussion centered on her most recent book, published by Lexington Books, which examines three of the most iconic figures of Mexican culture as reimagined by Chicana feminists.
“I highlight in ‘Transforming Borders’ how stories change over time and according to who is telling the story,” Elenes says. “I also point out that even though these stories have a long association with patriarchy, they have been reclaimed and re-imagined as feminist and women-centric images.”
Elenes teaches undergraduate courses in Race, Class and Gender; Latina/Chicana Representation; Pro-Seminar Theory and Methods in Women’s Studies; and courses in the New College master of arts in interdisciplinary studies and social justice and human rights programs.
To watch the “Horizonte” interview, click here.
New College’s quarterly e-newsletter, “what’s new,” recently featured a story about Elenes. Click here to read that story.