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LMU Professor Available for Interviews on Bad Bunny as a Cultural Phenomenon

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Grammy awards approaching, newsrooms may be considering stories on the artist Bad Bunny and his cultural impact. Vanessa Díaz, assistant professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University, has been interviewed by NPR, The Washington Post, and other news media about the global superstar's music, his politics, his gender fluidity, and his cultural impact. She is also teaching a course on Bad Bunny and has led the development of the Bad Bunny Syllabus, an open educational resource that can be found online at

Newsrooms from NPR to the Washington Post have interviewed Díaz about Bad Bunny's cultural impact.

To request an interview with Prof. Díaz, please email, or call our Media Line, 310.258.4636.

Vanessa Díaz, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Prof. Díaz is an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist. Her research focuses on the ways race and gender impact labor markets and practices in the culture industries across the Americas. Her book Manufacturing Celebrity: How Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters Build the Hollywood Industrial Complex, was published by Duke University Press.

Appearances: The Atlantic, NPR, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NBC, among others.

About Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University is an elite top-ranked national university by U.S. News and World Report, which places LMU among the top five Jesuit universities in the country and in the top six private universities in California. Founded in 1911, LMU is a Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount university with more than 6,500 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. LMU offers 60 undergraduate majors and 56 minor programs, along with 49 master's degree programs, three doctorate programs and 14 credential/authorization programs. LMU's intercollegiate athletics teams compete in the West Coast Conference with 20 Division I and varsity sports.

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