Chon A. Noriega
Chon A. Noriega is Professor in the UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and Adjunct Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He has published on Latino art, media, and performance, and edits the A Ver: Revisioning Art History book series on US Latino artists. He has also conducted studies on media impact, including a three-part study of hate speech on talk radio that uses social and health science methodologies. Noriega has also curated or co-curated numerous art exhibitions, including: Home—So Appealing, So Different (2017-18), Asco and Friends: Urban Portraits (2014), L.A. Xicano (2011-12), and Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement (2008-10). He is currently completing a book on artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz (b. 1934). Noriega’s professional activities situate his research interests within a broader public framework. He is cofounder of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), and has served on boards for organizations focused on health disparities, support for public media, and a licensed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant and refugee minors.