Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Studies Section Head
Magalí Rabasa joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark College in 2016. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research in 2014. Her teaching focuses on social movements and popular media, as well as feminist and postcolonial studies in the Americas, with a particular focus on the US, Mexico, Bolivia, and Argentina. Her current research examines alternative media networks in Mexico, Bolivia, and Argentina. Over the last decade, she has worked extensively with alternative media and popular education projects across the Americas. She has published articles and commentary in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, A Contracorriente, Anthropology Today, Tabula Rasa, La Jornada, Rebelión.org, and Herramienta, and her translations include the “Subalternisms” entry by Ileana Rodríguez in the Dictionary of Latin American Cultural Studies (University Press of Florida, 2012). Her first book, The Book in Movement: Autonomous Politics and the Lettered City Underground (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019; and in translation, Tren en Movimiento Ediciones/Tinta Limón Ediciones, 2021) is an exploration of print book culture in current Latin American social movements.
Dr. Rabasa received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research in 2014. She received her BA from the University of Oregon in Spanish and International Studies, with a minor in Latin American Studies.