Gentefied Screening + Talkback

Thu April 15, 2021

Gentefied Screening + Talkback

with show co-creator & Stanford alumna (CSRE) Linda Yvette Chávez

and two leading scholars of Latinx culture, Dr. Valentina Montero Román and Dr. Elda María Román

Thursday April 15 * 5:00-6:45pm pst

Hosted by FGSS, El Centro, and La Familia de Stanford!

RSVP for Zoom link by 4/14 with Amy Potemski at



Gentefied Screening + Talkback

Thursday, April 15th * 5:00-6:45 pm pst


"A groundbreaking Netflix series, Gentefied focuses on three Mexican-Americans in Boyle Heights (East LA) chasing their versions of the American dream while struggling to hold onto their grandfathers taquería."

Please join us for a special evening in which the first episode of Gentefied will be screened followed by a discussion with Linda Yvette Chávez, co-creator of the show & Stanford alumna, and two leading scholars of Latinx culture, Dr. Valentina Montero Román (UC Irvine) and Dr. Elda María Román (USC).

Netflix Watch Party from 5:00-5:45 hosted by FGSS Program Representatives Brionna Bolanos & Mikah Luis Sánchez.

RSVP by 4/14 with Amy Potemski at

Sponsored by El Centro Chicano y Latino, La Familia de Stanford, and the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

FLYER DESCRIPTION: A stylized logo for the Netflix Show Gentefied, with the title centered over a gold and deep orange artist's depiction of a street at sunset in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. On the left side of the street is a family taqueria called Mama Fina's.



Linda Yvette Chávez is an award-winning Xicana screenwriter and producer who created Netflix’s hit series GENTEFIED with Marvin Lemus. A TV series executive produced by America Ferrera and MACRO Studios, GENTEFIED was at the center of a multiple network bidding war that found its home with Netflix. While producing GENTEFIED, Linda adapted I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER, a New York Times bestseller by Erika L. Sanchez, into a feature film for Anonymous Content.

Elda María Román is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Southern California. She studies race, class, literature, and media. She is the author of the book, Race and Upward Mobility, and has published articles on Latinx and African American cultural production. Her current project examines redistribution efforts and fears of changing demographics. An awardee of CSRE Teaching and Dissertation fellowships, she received her PhD in English from Stanford in 2013.

Valentina Montero Román is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. Her research and teaching focus on gender, race, and narrative structure in literature and media. In her current project, she examines the narrative strategies women of color authors mobilize to describe and navigate racialization in the early twentieth century. Her work appears or is forthcoming in GenreModern Fiction Studies, and the essay collection Latinx Ciné in the Twenty-First Century