|Ph.D. (UC Irvine)
Professor of Spanish and Chicano/a Literature
Primary Office: SEQ 125
Primary Phone: Contact Department
Secondary Office: LIT 132
Secondary Phone: (858) 822-4059
Quarterly Office Hours
Director: Chicano/a~Latino/a Arts and Humanities (CLAH) Program
Director: Co-Director, Dimensions of Culture Program, Thurgood Marshall College
Affiliated Faculty for Department of Ethnic Studies
Recipient of UCSD Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UC President's Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Culture; Chicano/a Studies; U.S. Literature of the Viet Nam War
Brown-Eyed Children of the Sun: Lessons from the Chicano Movement, 1965-1975. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Aztlán & Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War (an anthology with critical introduction), University of California Press, 1999.
Contradictory Subjects: Quevedo and Cervantes in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Culture (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991). Co-winner of the MLA's Katherine Singer
Kovacs Prize for outstanding book in English in the field of Spanish literature, 1991-92.
"Cesar and Martin, April 1968" in Brian Behnken, ed., The Struggle in Black and Brown: African American/Mexican American Relations During the Civil Rights Era, Race and Ethnicity in the American West series, (Omaha: University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming).
"Latino/as in the U. S. Military" in Norma E. Cantú and Maria E. Fránquiz, eds.,<iInside the Latino/a Experience: A Latino/a Studies Reader> (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010): 37-50.
"Bartolomé de las Casas on Imperial Ethics and the Use of Force." Reason and Its Other in Early Modernity (Spalin/Italy 1500-1700). Ed. David Castillo and Massimo Lollini. Minneapolis: Hispanic Issues. 2006.
"Homeland Security, Militarism, and the Future of Latinos and Latinas in the United States" Radical History Review. 2006.
"Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War"; Next Stop Vietnam: California and the Nation Transformed. Ed. Marcia Eymann and Charles Wollenberg. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
"Negotiating Cesár: César Chávez in the Chicano Movement." Aztlán 29 (Spring 2004).
"Latinos on the Frontlines, Again." Latino Studies 1 (July 2003).
"Left Turns in the Chicano Movement, 1965-1975," Monthly Review (July-August 2002): 59-68.
Review of Carroll B. Johnson, Cervantes and the Material World in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 5 (2001)
"Can Cultural Studies Speak Spanish?" in Toby Miller, ed. Companion to Cultural Studies (Blackwell, 2001).
"The Figure of the Indiano in Early Modern Spanish Writing" Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 2 (2000)