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Litzy Galarza

Student-PHD

Biography

Litzy Galarza earned her bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science at The University of Arizona in Tucson in August 2014. She completed her master’s in journalism studies at the University of Missouri –Columbia in May 2016. At Mizzou, Litzy served as a teaching assistant for cross-cultural journalism, an undergraduate course focusing on issues of diversity in the coverage and practice of journalism, and as a research assistant conducting research on state FOI statutes and electronic access to information. She is passionate about access to information and first amendment freedom protections in tribal governance. Fun fact: Litzy was a research analyst for a professor who sued the BIA for access to tribal constitutions and won. Litzy’s thesis focused on a critical textual and intertextual analysis of the television show “Jane The Virgin.” Her analysis of the first season focused on representations of race/ethnicity (Latinidad) and gender. While a student at Penn State, Litzy plans to continue to study issues of identity but also broaden her understanding of feminist theories, transnational media studies and political economy of communication.