Luz Ruiz



Doctoral Student


Media Studies


University of Colorado at Boulder


Luz Ruiz is a Mexican born bilingual and bicultural scholar, media-activist and radio journalist and a doctoral student in Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She obtained her BA in Communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana located in the border town of Tijuana. As a Fulbright scholarship recipient, she pursued an MA in Women Studies from San Francisco State University where she focused her research on communication, media, and gender with Indigenous Mesoamerican women. Her involvement in community media projects for nearly 17 years and a strong interest in civic engagement has drawn her to questions related to community media as a tool for creating greater autonomy, cultural resrugence, and social justice through media ownership and empowerment. Luz's current research explores the use of media, particularly community radio, by social justice and indigenous movements.