Associate Professor Literatures and Cultures of Latin America
254 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Spring 2020 Office Hours:
By appointment only
Areas of Expertise
- Cultural Theory; Semiotics
- Latin American and Latino Literature
- Mexican Literature and Culture
- Ph.D., Spanish, Stanford University, 1996
- M.A., Spanish, New Mexico State University, 1988
- Licenciatura in Philosophy, Universidad de Guadalajara, 1984
Associate Professor of Mexican and Latin/o American Cultural and Literary Studies. He studied at Universidad de Guadalajara, New Mexico State University, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, and Stanford University, where he obtained his Ph.D. and received the Centennial Teaching Assistant Award.
He has published extensively in Latin America, the U.S., and Spain. He is the author of Después de Tlatelolco: las narrativas políticas en México and co-editor of The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle: Theoretical Perspectives on the Liminal Genre; Postnational Musical Identities: Production, Marketing, and Consumption in a Globalized Scenario; and Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Media Representations and Public Intervention.
At Ohio State he has received the OHA’s Outstanding Cultural Activism Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and the COHUM’s Diversity Enhancement Special Recognition. He co-developed the Latino/a Studies Program and currently serves on the Center for Latin American Studies Advisory Board and the Latino/a Studies Committee. Featured in Mexico’s Poder y Negocios magazine as one of 100 Mexican scholars and scientists working in the U.S. university system.