Pancho McFarland
Professor McFarland is associate professor sociology in the fields of
race, gender and culture.  In 1999 he received his PhD in sociology
from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied the Zapatista
uprising in Chiapas, Mexico.  His current work examines Chicana/o rap
music and Chicana/o and Latina/o cultures.  His writings on Chicana/o
culture have appeared in Aztlán, Callaloo, Race, Gender and Class,
Meridians and Bad Subjects as well as in several books and
encyclopedias.  His book, Chicano Rap: Gender and Violence in the
Postindustrial Barrio was published by the University of Texas Press
in 2008.  His second book, New Millenial Mestizaje: Hip Hop and
Chicano Identity, is approaching completion.  In addition to his
scholarly work, Dr. McFarland is active in the food and environmental
justice movements.