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“Finding your authentic scholarly voice”

with author and scholar Richard T. Rodriguez

Event Details:

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

This event is open to:

General Public
Staff - Academic
Staff - Managers

Please join us on:

for a special talk
“Finding your authentic scholarly voice” 
with author and scholar
Richard T. Rodriguez

[Alt text: The background images of this flyer are photos of parts of the mural painted by Juana Alicia entitled “The Spiral Word: El Codex Estánfor” and shows images of men, jaguars, tree roots and wind. On the foreground is shown a photo of Richard T. Rodriguez in front of a bookshelf. Below the photo is a navy-blue rectangle with white text that reads: “Finding your authentic scholarly voice with Professor Richard T. Rodriguez.” Below this is a white rectangle with navy blue text that reads: “TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023, 12 PM TO 1 PM I EL CENTRO.” Below the white rectangle is text printed in black ink that reads: “Mural art are photographs of Juana Alicia's "The Spiral Word: El Codex Estánfor" inside of El Centro Chicano y Latino, Stanford.” Below this text are shown the red logo for El Centro Chicano y Latino in black text on the left and on the right is a cardinal red rectangle with the Stanford University block logo text shown in white.]


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 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. 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. 

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