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Sergio de la Mora

Sergio de la mora

Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Chicana/o Studies
2115 Hart Hall
Office Hours
Not Available


Sergio de la Mora joined the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department in 1999. His areas of research and teaching are in Mexican, Chicanx/Latinx and Latin American cinemas, queer studies, cultural studies, music and sound studies, theories of representation, genre, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and movements for social justice. He is recipient of a number of fellowships including: Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Resident Fellowship, Stanford University; and the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. He is the author of Cinemachismo: Masculinities and Sexuality in Mexican Film (UTP, 2006). His research is included in the edited volumes: The Films of Arturo Ripstein: The Sinister Gaze of the World (2019), Miradas al cine mexicano (2017); Clásicos del cine mexicano; and Latsploitation, Latin America, and Exploitation Cinema (2009) as well as in the journals Feminist Formations, Film Quarterly, Archivos de la Filmoteca, Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas. His current book project, La Tequilera: Lucha Reyes, Ranchera Music and Modernity in Mexico, is a study about Lucha Reyes, the pioneer vernacular music performer from the 1920s-40s, responsible for defining ranchera music performance as we understand it today.  The book highlights the way sound, voice, music, and language are linked to racialization. The book also centers transnational flow of culture between Mexico City and Los Angeles, and the contributions of queer artists to classic Mexican popular music.