Bad Bunny & the Politics of Representation


Fans reacted to rumors around Bad Bunny’s personal life. What on the surface was celebrity gossip, underneath exposed important discussions on what it meant to be the world’s biggest celebrity and a Puerto Rican man. Vanessa Díaz, Assistant Professor of Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Laura G. Pérez Muñoz, PhD Candidate-Harvard University, Luis Rivera-Figueroa, Ph.D. student in the Radio-Television-Film department of The University of Texas at Austin, and Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, Assistant Professor of Religion at Kalamazoo College, joined moderator Daniel Vázquez Sanabria, University of Texas-Austin, in discussing topics such as image construction, race, transnational latinidad, and latine masculinities, among others.