María Elena Cepeda is Chair and Professor of Latina/o Studies at Williams College. She is currently completing a manuscript titled "Brand Colombia: Gender and Transnational Media Narratives of Colombianidad" (in progress). Her previous publications include: Co-editor (with Jennifer Harford Vargas, Johana Londoño, and Lina Rincón), “U.S. Colombianidades and the Future of Latina/o/x Studies” (special issue of Latino Studies, forthcoming); Co-editor (with Dolores Inés Casillas), The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media (New York: Routledge, 2017); Musical ImagiNation: U.S.-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom
(New York: New York University Press, 2010); Co-editor (with Carlos Alamo-Pastrana), “Popular Culture and Youth Latinidades: (Re)Constructing Community, from the Inside and Out,”(special issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power/em>, 16.5, September 2009);
Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin(o) America (with Cándida F. Jáquez and Frances R. Aparicio, eds.; St. Martin’s Press, 2003).