Selena: Music, Media, and the Mexican American Experience


How did singer Selena Quintanilla impact the world and why does she remain as such an important cultural fixture for Mexican-American communities? This class explores the life, music, and legacy of Selena Quintanilla. We will discuss how Selena used music to navigate a complex Mexican-American identity. Focusing on intersectional feminism, sexuality, iconicity, and fandom, we will learn about Selena's music throughout the years and consider how these themes are interpreted and complicated across borders. Course materials engage readings from pop music studies, gender, sexuality, and feminist studies, Latinx studies and include a range of films, audio recordings, and podcasts.


Instructor: Sophia Enriquez,

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • GSF 236S
  • LSGS 235S
Typically Offered
Spring Only