SDSU to Offer Class on Selena Quintanilla


April 17, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30: A view of fans during Madame Tussauds Hollywood's unveiling of GRAMMY award winner and cultural icon Selena Quintanilla immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds on August 30, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds Hollywood)


On what would have been Selena Quintanilla’s 48th birthday, SDSU assistant professor Dr. Nathian Shae Rodriguez announced via Facebook that the university will offer a class on the Tejano singer starting in 2020.

The course, titled JMS 496 Selena & Latinx Media Representation, will be a deconstruction of “socio-cultural mediated representations of intersectional Latinx identities” wrote Professor Rodriguez in his Facebook post.

It will analyze the music, career, and influence of Selena and her influence on Latinx media.

Registration for the class begins on November 1st.