1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences
Keara Goin

Keara Goin

Assistant Professor, General Faculty

242 Wilson Hall

Office Hours:

Tuesday 3:00 - 5:00pm or by appointment 

Class Schedule:

MDST 3050 History of Media - TR 12:30-1:45pm

MDST 3105 Latina/o Media Studies - MW 3:30-4:45pm

MDST 3584 Global Cinema - MW 5:00-6:15pm


Keara Goin's research interests focus on the role of media in identity negotiation among Afro-Latina/os, media-based racialization of Afro-Latina/os, and the performativity and intersections of race and gender. She has conducted fieldwork in the Dominican Republic and New York City as part of a continuing ethnographic study on Dominican identity. Currently working on her first book project, Mediated Dominicanidad (Indiana U Press), her most recent publications can be found in Latino Studies and Celebrity Studies. Goin earned her PhD from the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin and received her MA in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina. She teaches Latina/o Media Studies, Celebrity Studies, Celebrities of Color, Intersectionality and the Media, History of Media, and Mexican Cinema.