Ayleen Cabas-Mijares
Dr. Ayleen Cabas-MijaresMarquette University

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3497

Assistant Professor

Journalism and Media Studies


Ph.D. University of Missouri—Columbia (2019)
M.S. Ohio University (2016)
B.A. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello—Caracas (2013)

Courses Taught

COMM 1200 Media in Society
COMM 4550/5550 Media and the Other
JOUR 4510 Magazine Design and Production
JOUR 4160 Feature and Freelance Writing
JOUR 4932 Social Justice Reporting
COMM 6001 Communication Theories in Context
COMM 6954 Critical Media Studies

Research Interests

Social movements and media activism
Transnational feminisms and media
Latinx studies
Journalism studies

Professional Experience

Copy editor and reporter at Eme de Mujer magazine (Venezuela) 2011–2014

Professional Affiliations

International Communication Association
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Cabas-Mijares, A., & Jenkins, J. (2022). Beauty and the Breasts: Constructions of Feminist Sexual Politics in Vanity Fair’s 2017 Emma Watson Photoshoot. Feminist Media Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2022.2149597

Cabas-Mijares, A. (2022). In Feminism We Trust! On How Feminist Standpoint Epistemologies Shape Journalism Practices in Two Argentine Digital Newsrooms. Journalism. DOI: 10.1177/14648849221090741

Grant, R., Jenkins, J, & Cabas-Mijares, A. (2022). Selling Breonna: Twitter Responses to Breonna Taylor on the Covers of O, The Oprah Magazine and Vanity Fair. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/10776990221108646

Cabas-Mijares, A. (2021). Covering (il)Legible Bodies: A Critical Analysis of News Discourse about Undocuqueer Life in the United States. Journalism Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2021.1937282

Cabas-Mijares, A., Martínez-Carrillo, N., Mislán, C. (In print). “Berta no murió, se multiplicó:” Radical Media, Neoliberal Violence, and Indigenous Resistance in Honduras. In A. Iranzo & A. Farné (Eds.), Communication for Social Change: Proposals for Action. Castellón, Spain: UJI Press.

Honors and Awards

Summer Faculty Fellowship (2023), Marquette University.
Summer Research Grant (2021 and 2022), Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL), Marquette University.
Mini Research Grant (2021 and 2022), IWL, Marquette University.
Gene Burd Award for Research in Urban Journalism Studies, AEJMC.
Kopenhaver Center Fellow (2021), Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University.
Curricular development grant (2021), Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Marquette University.
Curricular development grant (2021), Honors program, Marquette University.
Top Faculty Paper Award (2020), Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division (ERIC), ICA.

Why Marquette

Marquette’s focus on moral responsibility and social justice speaks to my own education and ethics as a graduate of a Jesuit school and a critical media scholar. I want to help my students produce journalism that matters, the type of journalism that empowers communities and democracies. I have found that Marquette University possesses the resources and values to provide that kind of education.