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Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and scholar. She is the author of Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture (named 2004 Choice Outstanding Book), the editor of four books, including Sovereign Acts (South End Press, 2008), None of the Above: Puerto Ricans in the Global Era (Palgrave 2007), and Puerto Rican Jam: Rethinking Colonialism and Nationalism (University of Minnesota Press, 1997), and director of "Brincando el charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican" (1994) and "For the Record: Guam and World War II" (2007). Negrón-Muntaner is also a founding board member and past chair of NALIP, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She currently teaches Latino and Caribbean literatures and cultures at Columbia University.