Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero
Assistant Professor of Cinema and Digital Media
Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Cinema and Digital Media at UC 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 edited collections such as 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). In 2020, she also co-edited a special issue of Prose Studies (vol. 41, no. 2) on Latinx nonfiction with Frederick Luis Aldama. Her forthcoming work examines Latina beauty gurus’ cultural production on YouTube, graphic portrayals of queer Latinas’ mental health in the Image Comics series Blackbird, and approaches to teaching Latinx comics in the classroom.
She presently serves as the Co-Coordinator of Programming and Marketing for The Latinx Comic Arts Festival at Modesto Junior College, the Social Media/Web Head for the Graduate Student Caucus of the Comics Studies Society, and on the editorial board of Amatl Comix at San Diego State University Press.