Frances Negrón-Muntaner, chair emeritus, is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and scholar. In 2008, the United Nations’ Rapid Response Media Mechanism recognized her as a “global expert” in mass media and Latin/o American culture and politics. Frances has published several books, including Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture. Her film credits include War in Guam, Brincando el Charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican and AIDS in the Barrio. She is completing two documentaries, Immune (tentative title) about the long term costs of military practices in Vieques and The Bigness of Small about the impact of LGTB and Latino coalitions in contemporary politics. Frances teaches at Columbia University.