Originally from Colorado, Chris holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from USC, as well as an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Writing from the California Institute of the Arts. His research focuses on the literature, music and politics of globalization, with an emphasis on Third World urbanization, transnational border zones, and Native American and Chicano history/culture. Chris' interests also include issues of masculinity, race and ethnicity in modern America as well as electronic music culture worldwide.