Book talk with author Richard T. Rodriguez
“A Kiss Across the Ocean: Transatlantic Intimacies of British Post-Punk and U.S. Latinidad.”
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Please join us on
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 5-6:30 PM
EL CENTRO CHICANO Y LATINO LOUNGE
for a conversation with author and scholar Richard T. Rodriguez
Join us for this conversation with author Dr. Richard T. Rodriguez on his new book that examines the connections between British post-punk rock and U.S. Latinidad. This event is open to all but please register above so that we have an accurate food and drink count.
Richard T. Rodríguez is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and English at the University of California, Riverside. He specializes in Latina/o/x literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture, and gender and sexuality studies, and holds additional interests in transnational cultural studies, labor studies, popular music studies, and comparative ethnic studies. After receiving his BA in English from UC Berkeley and PhD in the History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz, he taught for several years at Cal State LA and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign before joining the UC Riverside faculty in 2016.
The author of Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics, (Duke University Press, 2009), which won the 2011 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Book Award, and A Kiss Across the Ocean: Transatlantic Intimacies of British Post-Punk and U.S. Latinidad, (Duke University Press, 2022), he is currently completing Undocumented Desires: Fantasies of Latino Male Sexuality. With Martin F. Manalansan IV, Chantal Nadeau, and Siobhan B. Somerville, he co-edited a special issue of GLO: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies titled “Queering the Middle: Race, Region and a Queer Midwest.” His work has appeared in many journals and in various edited collections including The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., the Routledge Queer Studies Reader, Latino/a Literature in the Classroom, Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader, A Concise Companion to American Studies, and Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future.
In addition, he currently serves on the PMLA Advisory Committee. The 2019 recipient of the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award, granted by the Minority Scholars' Committee of the American Studies Association, he is the co-principal investigator on a University of California MRPI grant titled "The Global Latinidades Project: Globalizing Latinx Studies for the Next Millennium." His show, "Dr. Ricky on the Radio," can be heard weekly on the UC Riverside radio station, KUCR.