Chon 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. In 2002, he became Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. He is currently co-curating four concurrent exhibitions on Chicano art as part of the upcoming Pacific Standard Time initiative in Los Angeles.