Regina Marchi

Books by Regina Marchi

Regina Marchi is a professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and is also an affiliated professor with the Rutgers Department of Latino Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies. She holds a PhD in Communication from the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon (Rutgers University Press: 2009 and 2022), which examines Latinx Day of the Dead celebrations as a form of alternative media that communicates about cultural identity and politics. The book received the 2010 national James W. Carey Award for Media Research from the Carl Couch Center for Media and Internet Research, and a 2010 International Latino Book Award in the category of Best Political/Historical Book.  The revised second edition of this book was published in 2022 and incorporates new information about the internet and social media, new forms of commercialization, and updated examples of Day of the Dead events as forms of political expression.

Interviews with Regina Marchi

The best books on The Day of The Dead, recommended by Regina Marchi

As long as they live in our memories, family members and loved ones who have died remain with us. That’s what is celebrated on the Day of the Dead, an indigenous Latin American tradition that survived both Catholic missionaries and the modernizing state to flourish in recent years, featuring in more than one Hollywood blockbuster. Regina Marchi, a professor at Rutgers University and author of Day of the Dead in the USA, talks us through the origins, evolution and contemporary celebrations of the Day of the Dead.

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