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Texan to teach ‘Selena’ course at San Diego State University

Posted at 6:16 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 19:21:32-04

San Diego State University will feature a class all about the cultural influence of Selena Quintanilla in Spring.

A former San Antonio resident and current professor in San Diego State’s School of Journalism and Media Studies, Nathian Rodriguez announced the Queen of Cumbia’s class will start in November.

The announcement was cleverly made on Tuesday, which would have been Selena’s 48th birthday.

“The course explores and deconstructs the socio-cultural mediated representations of intersectional Latinx identities by analyzing the music, career, and influence of Selena,” the professor shared on Facebook. “The course also accentuates her influence on Latinx media, media personalities, audience reception and niche marketing.”

Happy Birthday Selena, mi reina! I'm so excited to announce a class I've been working on for years is finally happening!…

Posted by Nathian Rodriguez on Tuesday, April 16, 2019


The class is officially called JMS 496 Selena & Latinx Media Representation and students will be able to sign up starting November 1st.