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Dr. Zazil Reyes García

Associate Professor (Director of Communication Arts ABM Programs) Communication Arts Office Location: AD 280 Phone: (210) 283-2130

As a native Yucatecan living in Texas, Dr. Zazil Reyes García recognizes the importance of working across borders and cultures. Her research interests are broadly located at the intersection of Latina/o/x studies, women’s and gender studies, and media and popular culture. Dr. Reyes García’s work in political cartoons and visual rhetoric has been featured in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and in the edited volumes Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, and Latina/o/x Communication Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practice. Her research has received several Top Paper awards at the National Communication Association (NCA) Convention.

  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, 2013.
  • M.A. in Communication of Science and Culture from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), 2007.
  • B.A. in Communication from Tecnológico de Monterrey , 1998.
  • Associate Professor of Communication Arts at The University of the Incarnate Word, 2014-Present.
  • Spanish Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin, 2011-2013.
  • Adjunct Instructor of Communication and International Relations at Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus, 2005-2009.
  • Reyes García, Z. & Bowen, D. (Forthcoming 2021). Podcasting Latinidad as a Crónica Rhetorical Narrative in Stories, Music, and Entrevistas. Western Journal of Communication.
  • Reyes García, Z. (2019). Visions of the Border in Mexican Political Cartoons. In Bowen, D., Hernández, L., Martinez, A. Upton, S. (Eds.), Latina/o Communication Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practice. Lexington, MA: Lexington Press. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1498558755
  • Reyes García, Z. (2019). “Political cartoons.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, Ed. Jon Nussbaum. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.213
  • Reyes García, Z. (2018). “Visual Rhetoric.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, Ed. Jon Nussbaum. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.212
  • Ruiz De Castilla, C., & Reyes García, Z. (2013). From Sexual Siren to Race Traitor: Condoleezza Rice in Political Cartoons. In Howard, S.C. & Jackson, R. (Eds.), Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. London: Continuum.

Dr. Reyes Garcia loves travel, hiking, photography and cooking.

Top Paper award

  • Latina/o Communication Studies Division (2020, 2012), Spiritual Communication Division (2010). National Communication Association.

Top Paper panel

  • Visual Communication Division (2019), African American Communication and Culture Division (2012), National Communication Association.
  • Will Eisner Award winner for Best Scholarly/Academic work for Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (2014) (edited by S. Howard and R. Jackson). Dr. Reyes Garcia was a chapter contributor.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • COMM 1301 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • COMM 2316 Introduction to Media and Culture
  • COMM 3317 Diversity in the Media
  • COMM 3330 Impact of Media on Society
  • COMM 3332 Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 3335 Bilingual Journalism
  • COMM 3345 Writing Spanish for the Media
  • COMM 4381 Issues in Cultural Communication

Graduate Courses:

  • COMM 6399 Seminar on Latina/o Studies
  • COMM 6337 Seminar on Race and Gender the Media
  • COMM 6337 Seminar on Visual Rhetoric
  • COMM 63CS1 Capstone
  • COMM 63TR Thesis