UCLA Department of Film, Television, & Digital Media
“Recent research points to a simple and unavoidable fact: education is the key to economic security for the Latino community and for the United States.”
Chon A. Noriega is the director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and a professor of cinema and media studies. He has published ten books on Latino art, media, and performance, and is completing a book length study of Puerto Rican multimedia artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz (b. 1934). His policy-related work includes a three-part study of hate speech on broadcast and online media and a focus group study of conservative white senior citizens’ attitudes on economic security and immigration. He currently serves on the advisory board for the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. He is cofounder of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), established in 1999, and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Independent Television Service, the largest source of independent project funding within public television.