Mexican American Literature and Culture: 2014 Scholars at School Lecture Series launches Friday September 16, 2014AdrianaAlba Paul Apodaca (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is an Associate Professor of Sociology and American Studies. Dr. Apodaca specializes in Folkore, Mythology, American Indian studies and California, Southwestern and Mexican culture. He is the former Editor of the Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology. His research has helped to preserve and continue American Indian music in California. A founding consultant for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, Dr. Apodaca was part of a team winning the Academy Award in 1985 for the feature documentary “Broken Rainbow.” Dr. Apodaca was curator of the Folk Art, American Indian, California and Orange County history collections of the Bowers Museum for 17 years.