Chon Noriega, Ph.D.

Professor of Theater, Film, and Television and Director

Professor of Theater, Film, and Television and Director
University of California, Los Angeles
193 Haines Hall, Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
Phone (310) 825-2363

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Art History
  • Chicano Studies
  • Cinema
  • Visual Culture

Chon Noriega 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, 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. Between 1996 and 2016, he was editor of Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies. He is editor of three book series and the Chicano Cinema and Media Art DVD series. Noriega received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. in modern thought and literature from Stanford University.