Race and Independent Media Project

Principal Investigator: Chon Noriega (Film and Television) and Eve Oishi (Women's Studies, CSU Long Beach).

Graduate Research Assistants: Hye Seung Chung, Jun Okada, María Muñoz, and Alison Hoffman (Film and Television).

Graduate Participants: Rita González and Azadeh Farahmand (Film and Television)
Description: This project challenges two tendencies in scholarly research on race in film and television studies: (1) racial groups tend to be studied either in isolation or on the basis of a one-to-one relationship with the dominant culture; (2) Hollywood often serves as the critical framework and object of study. The project started in 2001 and involves ten scholars from across the United States committed to developing a comparative analysis focused on independent media. To date, participants have produced several reports and are working on a book publication.

Faculty participants: Richard E. Espinoza, Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University; Anna Everett, Professor, Film Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Peter X. Feng, Associate Professor, English, University of Delaware; L.S. Kim, Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz; Kathleen McHugh, Associate Professor, English, UCLA; Eve Oishi, Associate Professor, Women's Studies, CSU Long Beach; Michelle Raheja, Assistant Professor, English, UC Riverside; Yeidy Rivero, Assistant Professor, Latino Studies, Indiana University; Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies, UC Santa Barbara; and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Associate Professor, English, University of Chicago.
Reports & Briefs:
Hye Seung Chung and Jun Okada, with assistance by Maja Manojlovic
CSRC Research Report No. 5, January 2005
Alison R. Hoffman and Chon A. Noriega
CSRC Research Report No. 4, December 2004
Alison R. Hoffman and Chon A. Noriega
CSRC Research Report No. 3, April 2004
Alison Hoffman
CSRC Research Report No. 1, March 2003
Dr. Chon A. Noriega 
Latino Policy and Issues No. 2, May 2002