Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, curator, and scholar. She is also the director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and curator of the Latino Arts and Activism archive at Columbia University. 

Among Frances’ books and publications are: Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture, and The Latino Media Gap. Her films include Brincando el charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican, Small City, Big Change andthe upcoming War for Guam.  In 2008, the United Nations' Rapid Response Media Mechanism recognized Frances as a global expert in mass media and Latin/o American studies, and in 2012, she received the Lenfest Award, one of Columbia University's most prestigious recognitions.