Faculty Research Affiliate
Dolores Inés Casillas is a Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, a Faculty Affiliate in both of Film & Media Studies and Applied Linguistics at UCSB.
Her research focuses on immigrant engagement with U.S. Spanish-language media. Co-author of several award-winning books including a recent project that examines how Spanish-dominant communities rely and revive specific media industries in the United States from DVD rentals via Red Box and smartphone applications such as What’s App, to language learning media, both online and audio-lingual, like Open English and Inglés Sin Barreras. Her 2020 NPR interview "Latino Empowerment through Public Broadcasting," is available at https://youtu.be/plgw01pPzTc