Olga Nájera-Ramírez is professor of anthropology at UC, Santa Cruz, specializing in folklore. She has concentrated on documenting and critically examining expressive culture among Mexicans in both Mexico and the U.S. Author of La Fiesta de los Tastoanes: Critical Perspectives in a Mexican Festival Performance (1997), she also produced the award-winning video, La Charreada: Rodeo a la Mexicana (1997). Her co-edited books include Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change (2002), Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader (2003) , and Dancing Across Borders (2009). With Russell Rodriguez as her assistant producer, musical director, and sound designer, she just completed her new documentary “Danza Folklórica Escénica: El Sello Artistico de Rafael Zamarripa” (2010).
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