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  • Latinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh?

    Professor Isabel Molina-Guzmans new book examines the role of Latinos in TV sitcoms, as well as the changing form of the genre.

    Professor Isabel Molina-Guzman studies TV and is a big fan of comedies with Latino characters. Her new book examines the role of Latinos in those sitcoms, as well as the changing form of a genre that often relies on cringe humor and “hipster racism.”

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Isabel Molina-Guzman, call 217-244-1419; email imolina@illinois.edu; Twitter handle @imolina1970.

    Her book “Latinas and Latinos on TV: Colorblind Comedy in the Post-racial Network Era” is available from the University of Arizona Press. She recently discussed her book in an interview with KJZZ public radio in Arizona.