Chon A. Noriega

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Chon A. Noriega "is Professor in the UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media. He is author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema (Minnesota, 2000) and editor of nine books dealing with Latino media, performance and visual art. Since 1996, he has been editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, the flagship journal for the field since its founding in 1970. In July 2002, he became Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

"For the past decade, Noriega has been active in media policy and professional development, for which Hispanic Business named him as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics. He is co-founder of the 500-member National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP, established in 1999) and on the Board of Directors of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), the largest source of independent project funding within public television. Noriega has served as moderator for the Arts and Entertainment Summit of the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and he recently participated in a Forum hosted by the U.S. Congressional Entertainment Caucus.

"In addition to his work in media, Noriega has curated numerous arts projects, including the recent traveling exhibition Just Another Poster: Chicano Graphic Arts in California. He has also helped recover and preserve independent films and video art, including the first three Chicano-directed feature films. The restoration of these films is the cornerstone of an ongoing "Chicano Cinema Recovery Project" that he organized between the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Chicano Studies Research Center, with major support from the Ford, Rockefeller and Ahmanson Foundations.

"Noriega's awards include the Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art (for art history) and the Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship (for documentary production).

"Noriega recently won the Ann C. Rosenfield Distinguished Community Partnership Prize for 2004-05 for his community partnership with Self-Help Graphics." [1]

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  1. Chon A. Noriega, Chicano Studies Research Center, accessed November 30, 2007.