Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Campus — Global
Email — firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio Site — www.angelicabecerra.com
Angélica Becerra (she/her/hers) is a Latinx queer immigrant artist, podcast producer & scholar of political graphics. She received her Ph.D. in Chicana/o and Central American Studies at UCLA, along with a Graduate Certificate in Urban Humanities, from the Department of Architecture and Design. Her scholarship focuses on twenty-first-century digital arts, exploring the digital realm as a space of production, distribution, and reception of a new generation of artivism spanning national and transnational social justice movements. Her artwork is primarily portraiture, with a focus on Black Indigenous and women of color activists. Her art has been featured in VICE and the LA Design Festival, and exhibited at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles.
Co-creator along with Dr. Jack Caraves, where we focus on navigating life as queer Latinx individuals in academia. With over half a million listens, the podcast has been used as a teaching tool for underrepresented students and was featured in the 2019 Google Youth Tech Summit.
Adobe asked me to create a piece of art inspired by another creative in my circle — who was then, in turn, challenged to do the same, starting a chain of artwork that highlights digital creatives. Additionally, I completed this project with a beta version of Adobe Illustrator software for the iPad before its launch.
This project intended to give voice to those who have been impacted by crime or the criminal justice system and whose stories are not typically heard. I collaborated with the Investigation Discovery channel to create six portraits as a way to honor some of the young Black, Indigenous and people of color featured in the ID show, Still A Mystery.
“Gurl, Let’s Talk! An (Un)docuQueer Celebration”, CUE Art Foundation, 2021.
“Chicanx/Latinx Feminist & Queer Podcasting”, CSULA Center for the Study of Genders & Sexuality, 2020.
“Queer Latinx Podcasting”, CSUCI, Xicana/x Feminisms Speaker Series, 2020.
“Social Justice Teach-In Series: Art as Activism”, UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, December 2020.
“Navigating Graduate School as a First-Generation Student”, California State University Long Beach, CA, September 2019.