Dr. Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

Columbia University


A leading scholar of Caribbean and Latino Studies, Negrón-Muntaner’s books include Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture (CHOICE Award, 2004) and Sovereign Acts (forthcoming).  Among her films are “Brincando el Charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican” and “War in Guam.”  In 2008, the United Nations’ Rapid Response Media Mechanism recognized her as a global expert in the areas of mass media and Latino American studies.  Most recently, Columbia University awarded her the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching across university disciplines.