Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Areas of Expertise
- Mexican Literature and Culture
- Latin American and Latino Literature
- Cultural Theory; Semiotics
- Ph.D. in Spanish, Stanford University (1996)
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 PhD 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.