Henry Godinez is a professor in the department of theatre at Northwestern University and the resident artistic associate at the Goodman Theatre, where he also served as the director of the Latino Theatre Festival. His Goodman directing credits are expansive and include titles like José Rivera’s Boleros for the Disenchanted and The Sins of Sor Juana by Karen Zacarías.
Godinez is the co-founder and former artistic director of Teatro Vista and has directed at Yale Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre Company in New York, Portland Center Stage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. As an actor, his credits include Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, The Old Globe Theatre and the Kennedy Center. He’s also appeared in film and television programs including The Fugitive and Chicago Fire. Godinez was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn in 2010 to the Illinois Arts Council, where he serves on its executive committee.
Professor in the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University and the Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theatre
Location: Chicago, IL
Areas of Expertise: Film, Theatre, Latino film, Drama, Performing Arts
Vamsee Juluri is a professor of Media Studies and Asian Studies at the University of San Francisco. His research interests include the expansion of media audiences, particularly as it relates to Indian cinema, mythology and Ghandian philosophy. He is the author of four books on the subjects of Hinduism, Indian identity and the Indian entertainment industry. His commentary has been featured in BBC World Service, Al Jazeera Televeision and India-Abroad.
One of Juluri’s most recent books is Rearming Hinduism: Nature, Hinduphobia and the Return of Indian Intelligence. It has been referred to as a “handbook for intellectual resistance” and aims to critique society’s views of the culture and practice of Hindusim.
Professor of Media Studies and Asian Studies, University of San Francisco
Location: San Francscio, CA
Areas of Expertise: Hinduism, Asian cinema, cultural politics, Ghandism, media violence, media representation Contact Information: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (510) 387-6518 Twitter: @VamseeJuluri
Ana Lopez is the Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, and an Associate Professor of Communication at Tulane University. She has worked extensively with Latino cultural production in the U.S. Her work has been widely published in film and Latin American studies journals.Her scholarship and publications are focused on Latin American film, media, television, and popular culture.
As director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, she oversees the Summer in Cuba program, the Summer in the Dominican Republic program, and academic and cultural programming aimed at promoting a true Cuban and Caribbean presence on Tulane’s campus.
Professor at Tulane Stone Center of Latin American Studies
Areas of Expertise: Latin America, Mass Communication, Latin American Film, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture
Location: New Orleans, LA
Tulane’s PR for Dr. Lopez’s department: Valerie J McGinley, Office (504) 865-5164, Cell (504) 717-9775.
Van Alst has been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition Sunday, and has been featured in the Washington Post, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Native American Calling, Smithsonian Magazine and Al Jazeera America for his expertise in Native American culture.
Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana
Areas of Expertise: Native American History and Culture
Hua Hsu is an assistant professor of English and director of American Studies at Vassar College and a well-known culture critic. He began writing about film, music and sports as a graduate student at Harvard and has covered a wide range of cultural issues for Artforum, the Atlantic, New York magazine, the New York Times and Slate.
Hsu is an executive board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. As of 2014, he is completing his first book, “A Floating Chinaman,” which looks at “the competing visions for a U.S.-China future that circulated in the popular novels and reportage of the interwar years–as well as the bizarre interpersonal rivalries these competing accounts inspired.”
Assistant Professor of English at Vassar College
Areas of Expertise: Culture Criticism, Sports, Music, Film, American Intellectual History, Transpacific Literary History, Cultural Studies
Wesley Morrisis a staff writer for Grantland, an ESPN-affiliated sports and pop culture website. He won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism for his work as a film critic at The Boston Globe. Morris has written film reviews and essays for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle.