John-Michael Rivera: "Eluding All Documentation"

John-Michael Rivera: "Eluding All Documentation"

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CalArts Campus

Generator Bldg 201/202

Aesthetics and Politics Lecture Series

CalArts Aesthetics and Politics Lecture series presents John-Michael Rivera, associate professor of English, University of Colorado Boulder.

John-Michael Rivera is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he serves as Dean of the Arts and Humanities His first book, The Emergence of Mexican America (NYU Press, 2007) won the Thomas J Lyon Best Book Award, and his second book, UNDOCUMENTS, U of Arizona Press, recently won the Kayden Award.  He has edited, introduced, and translated two books for the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project and has published widely in criticism, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, and scholarship. He is the curator of El Laboratorio, a literary space for Latinx writers, and CrossBorders, an international collective of writers and artists engaging borders.  He was the co-founder of Shadowbox Magazine, a literary journal for creative nonfiction and has also served as the editor of ELN, English Language Notes.