Chon A Noriega is a Professor in the Cinema and Media Studies program.
He has diverse research interests in film and the other arts, avant-garde film and video, the conjunction of film and television history, racial, gender and sexual difference within both alternative and national cinemas, and media access for underrepresented groups. He is author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema (2000), and co-author of Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement (2008), L.A. Xicano (2011) and a three-part study of hate speech on talk radio that uses social and health science methodologies (2011-12). He is currently completing a book length study of Puerto Rican multimedia artist Raphael Montanez Ortiz (b. 1934), and a longitudinal study of online and social media strategies among nearly 180 art museums in the United States. He has edited anthologies on Latino, Mexican, and Latin American cinema, as well as the collected works of Carmelita Tropicana and Harry Gamboa Jr. Since 1996, he has been editor of Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and he is editor of three book series and the Chicano Cinema and Media Art DVD series.