Frances Aparicio is the author of Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures (ISBN 978-0-8195-6308-8). She is also the co-author of Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America, Volume I and Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad (Re-Encounters with Colonialism). She is the editor of several books including Latino Voices. She is currently[ref] a Professor at Northwestern University and Director of the Latina/Latino Studies Program.
She was born Frances Rivera in Puerto Rico on December 11, 1955. She moved to the United States to earn her bachelors at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned a Ph.D at Harvard University.
- "Listening to Salsa". UPNE (Publisher's website). Retrieved 19 January 2011.