Author: Brian Herrera

Brian Eugenio Herrera is, by turns, a writer, teacher, performer and scholar presently based in New Jersey, but forever rooted in New Mexico. Brian's academic and creative work examines the history of gender, sexuality and race within and through popular performance. His first book Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in 20th Century US Popular Performance is forthcoming in 2015 from University of Michigan Press, and his next develops a scholarly history of casting in American entertainment. Brian can be found here and on Twitter @stinkylulu.

Will 2014 Be the Year of the TV Latina?

On September 15 of this year, Rosie Perez took her seat as the first permanent Latina co-host of The View, ABC-TV’s long-running daytime chat show. The network confirmed its hiring of Perez (an Oscar-nominated actress also known for her work…