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About Dr. KMSR

Dr. Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of World Cinema and Digital Media Studies in the Department of Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. She received her PhD in English with a specialization in Film Studies from The Ohio State University in 2023. Her dissertation, Social Mediated Latinas: Creating and Contouring Digital Latina Looks in the Twenty-First Century, examines how Latinas utilize their social media presence to act as both cultural producers of original content and participants in intracultural discourse related to ethnoracial identity.


Katlin has published chapters in the edited collections TikTok Cultures in the United States (Routledge, 2022), Latinx TV in the Twenty-First Century (U of Arizona P, 2022), Cultural Studies in the Digital Age (SDSU Press, 2021), and The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies (Routledge, 2020). She has forthcoming chapters in The Meanings of Dress, fifth edition (Fairchild Books) and Undisciplining Latinx Comics & Visual Cultures: Theoretical, Pedagogical, and Aesthetic Approaches (Rutgers UP). In 2020, she also co-edited a special issue of Prose Studies (vol. 41, no. 2) on Latinx nonfiction with Frederick Luis Aldama.


In addition to her research, Katlin is actively involved in programming and initiatives related to comics and popular culture. From 2019-2021, she served as both the Central Coordinator for SOL-CON: The Brown, Black, and Indigenous Comics Expo and as an Executive Team Leader with the Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) at OSU. She presently serves as the Co-Coordinator of Programming and Marketing Support and an Advisory Board member for The Latinx Comic Arts Festival (LCAF) at Modesto Junior College. She also serves as the Social Media/Web Head for the Graduate Student Caucus of the Comics Studies Society and on the Editorial Board of Amatl Comix at SDSU Press.

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