Saturday, March 12, 2011



Dr. ROBERTO CANTÚ

PROFESSOR OF CHICANO STUDIES AND ENGLISH
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Wife’s name: Elvira Cantú
Children: Victoria Guadalupe (age 10 years), Isabel (age 9 years), Roberto (age 6 years)



Office:  King Hall B-3023
Office Hours:  KH B3023, MW 11:00-11:30 am, 3:15-4:15 pm.,
Telephone:  (323) 343-2195 (with voice-mail)
E-mail:  rcantu@calstatela.edu or, rcantu24@hotmail.com




RESEARCH INTERESTS
European, Latin American, Chicano, and Latino literatures
Mesoamerica (history & cultures)
History of Mexico, Mesoamerican to Modern.
History of Mexico-U.S. Relations
Literary Theory
History of Asia (Spanish explorations and trade), and
Spanish Colonies in the Americas, 15th-19th Centuries.




Café California, Interview with Chris Franco
on Religious Diversity

CURRICULUM VITAE


I.   ACADEMIC DEGREES

1982  Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles. Title of dissertation: "La invención de América: historia y filosofía de la historia en la obra de Edmundo O'Gorman." Pp. ix + 394. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Aníbal Sánchez-Reulet.

1970  M.A. in Spanish
San Diego State University

1968  B.A. in Spanish
San Diego State College



With José Antonio Villlarreal, Fall 1975
Los Angeles, California


II.   EMPLOYMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

1994-Present:  Professor of Chicano Studies and English,
 California State University, Los Angeles 

Fall, Winter, Spring 2001-2002   Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chicano and Chicana
Studies. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Fall 1997   Visiting Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of California, Irvine

Fall 1994   Professor of English (joint appointment in Chicano Studies)
California State University, Los Angeles

Fall 1990 Visiting Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Irvine.

1988   Professor of Chicano Studies,
California State University, Los Angeles

1976   Joined the Chicano Studies faculty as Assistant Professor with an appointment as Acting Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies, California State University, Los Angeles








III.   AWARDS AND GRANTS

2010   President’s Distinguished Professor Award, Cal State L.A.

2008  Big Read Certificate of Achievement awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts for Outstanding Contribution to Education.

2007-2008    The Barry Munitz Research Award (English Dept.), for research during this academic year (Spring 2008).

1996    Chosen to represent CSLA at the Commission on Learning Resources and Instructional Technology Institute during its state-wide summer session "Putting Learning First:  Taking Advantage of New Technologies," held at CSU Pomona on June 17-19, 1996.

1995    $1,800 by Auxiliary Services, Cal State L.A., to pay honoraria of CSU faculty participants in a state-wide conference I organized under the title "Books by CSU Faculty:  Ethnic Studies, Gender, Literary Theory, and Multiculturalism," held at Cal State L.A. on May 19, 1995.

1991    Outstanding Professor Award, 1990-1991. California State University, Los Angeles

1990    The Rainbow Festival Award University of California, Irvine

1984    Awarded a University Projects Fund grant (CSULA) to organize the Junípero Serra International Conference held at Cal State L.A. on 12 December 1984.  Four Spanish historians, and four Mexican and U.S. historians, participated in this conference; I organized it so that it would be held both at Tijuana’s Centro de Cultura, and at Cal State L.A.  The international conference was co-sponsored by the Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana (Spain).

1982    A $20,000 grant by the Rockefeller Foundation (received jointly with Dr. Louis Negrete); this grant resulted in an international conference (planned and organized by Roberto Cantú) entitled "Tecnología y cultura en la frontera de México y los Estados Unidos," held at La Jolla, California on December 9-12, 1983.  A total of 98 guests from Mexico (faculty, researchers, students) participated, with the grant covering all of their expenses.  Approximately 300 U.S. faculty (including panelists) attended the conference.

1981    $2,000 grant awarded by the Bicentennial Committee (CSULA) for the Chicano History and Culture Week held on November 16-20, 1981, which I planned and organized to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Los Angeles.

1981    Selected by Cal State L.A. to attend a summer workshop on "Modern Literary and Critical Perspectives," given at Stanford University on July 27-August 7, 1981.  Repeated in the summer of 1982.

1975    Distinguished Alumni Award
San Diego State University

1968    Award of Distinction in Class of 1968, San Diego State College





IV.   TRANSLATIONS

1994    Publication of my translation from English to Spanish of José Antonio Villarreal's novel Pocho (New York:  Anchor Books, 1994), pp. 11-265.

1994    Translation of Baja California Governor Esteban Cantú's speech of 1919, published in The Last Golden Spike Ceremony:  the San Diego and Arizona Railway Anniversary, 75 Years (San Diego, 1994).






V.   PUBLICATIONS: 

A.     Published books and book in preparation: 

2014   The Reptant Eagle:  Essays on Carlos Fuentes and the Art of the Novel, ed. Roberto Cantú (forthcoming in summer 2014).

2014   The Willow and the Spiral: Essays on Octavio Paz and the Poetic Imaginationed. Roberto Cantú.  UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. Pp. xxxii + 266.




2013  An Insatiable Dialectic:  Essays on Critique, Modernity, and Humanismed.  Roberto Cantú.  UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.  Pp. viii + 230.



2011  Tradition and Innovation in Mesoamerican Cultural History: A Homage to Tatiana A. Proskouriakoff, eds. Roberto Cantú and Aaron Sonnenschein (Munich:  Lincom, 2011).Pp. 204.




  1. Book Chapters, Articles, Book Introductions, Reviews, and  English Translations of Poetry in Spanish:

2013  Peer-reviewed article “Human Rights and Spain’s Golden Age Theatre: National History, Empire, and Global Trade in Tirso de Molina’s El Burlador de Sevilla,” Journal of East-West Thought, Vol. 3, No. 4 (December 2013): 95-114.

2013 Peer-reviewed article  “La guerra entre México y los Estados Unidos en la novela El fistol del diablo, de Manuel Payno,” Literatura Mexicana (México: Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, UNAM), Vol. XIV, No. 1, 23-43.

2013  Peer-reviewed article “Leer para abrir los ojos:  el conocimiento y la imaginación en la narrativa de Carlos Fuentes,” Ventana Abierta, No. 33 (Otoño 2012): 30-34.  This article was solicited for publication and reprinted in an expanded version in the literary journal Revista HIspanoamericana de Literatura (Maracaibo, Venezuela), 27 July 2013.

2013  Peer-reviewed article “Ideograms of the East and the West: Octavio Paz, Blanco, and the Traditions of Modern Poetry,” Journal of East-West Thought, Vol. 3, No. 1 (March 2013): 63-78.

2012   Book chapter  “Literary Tradition and Narrative Singularity in José AntonioVillarreal’s Novel Pocho (1959),” in Chican@s y Mexican@s Norteñ@s: Bi-Borderlands Dialogues on Literary and Cultural Production, ed. Graciela Silva-Rodríguez and Manuel de Jesús Hernández-G.  (México: Editorial Neón, 2012): 212-237.

2011  My “Foreword” to book titled Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction: The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety, by Ignacio López-Calvo.  Arizona: The University of Arizona Press. Pp. xi-xvii. 

2010  Article titled “Octavio Paz and India: Blanco, Modernity, and the Poetics of Simultaneism,” in One World Periphery Reads the Other: Knowing the "Oriental" in the Americas and in the Iberian Peninsula, ed. Ignacio López-Calvo.  United Kingdom:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.  Pp. 56-81.

2010  Book review of Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents: The Public Sculpture of El Tajín, by Rex Koontz (Austin:  UTP, 2009).  In The Bulletin of Latin American Research (Liverpool, UK).  Pp. 33-34.
                                                                                                                
2009  Article titled “Love is Elemental:  Legacies of Self-Destruction in ‘Why Women Burn,’ by Helena María Viramontes,” in Camino Real: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas, ed. Francisco Lomelí and Luis Leal (Spain, 2009): 79-95.

2008  Headnote on the narrative of Helena María Viramontes, in The Thomson Anthology of American Fiction, ed. Henry Hart.

2007   Article “Octavio Paz and Blanco:  Ancient Civilizations, Modernity, and the Poetics of Simultaneism,” Cien Años de Lealtad:  Essays in Honor of Luis Leal (México:  Bellas Artes, 2007), pp. 965-979.  

2007  Article titled “Points of Convergence:  Ancient China, Modernity, and Translation in the Poetry and Essays of Octavio Paz, 1956-1996,” in Alternative Orientalisms in Latin America and Beyond, ed. Ignacio López-Calvo. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.  Pp. 2-28.

2005    Article titled “Images of War and Combat in Alfredo Véa’s Narrative Trilogy, 1993-1999,” in Violence and Transgression in World Ethnic Literatures, ed. Karin Ikas (Germany:  University of Wurzburg, 2005), pp. 151-174.

2005    Introduction to a book of essays on Mexican novelists Mariano Azuela and José Rubén Romero, edited by Alvaro Ochoa Serrano (Mexico: El Colegio de Michoacán, 2005), pp. 11-18.

2004    Article on Alfredo Véa (Chicano novelist), published in Latino and Latina Writers, 2 vols, ed. Alan West-Durán (New York:  Scribner and Sons, 2004), I: 511-525.

2004    Prologue to a book of poetry titled “Poética del delirio: o, Ezra Pound y El ultimo monolito de la noche,” by Mexican poet Estela Alicia López Lomas (Mexico: Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes, 2004), pp. 5-15.

2003    Book review of Rewriting North American Borders in Chicano and Chicana Narrative, by German literary critic Monika Kaup (Peter Lang, 2001),published in Modern Language Quarterly, Vol. 64, No. 4 (December 2003): 508- 513.

2003    Article titled “Narración y afiliación en Gods Go Begging, novela de Alfredo Véa,” published in literary journal Nerter, 5-6 (Spring-Summer 2003): 14-18. This journal is published in the Canary Islands, Spain.

2003    Article on the life and novels by Chicano writer Rudolfo A. Anaya, published in the volume American Novelists Since World War II, Seventh Series, of the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Wanda H. Giles and James R. Giles (eds.), Vol. 278: 11-20.

2003    Article titled “Music That Makes You Wonder: Mestizaje and Nationalism in Mitote, fandango y mariacheros, by Alvaro Ochoa Serrano,” published in Musical Cultures of Latin America, ed. Steve Loza, (UCLA, 2003), pp. 23-33.

2002    Prologue to a book of poetry by Mexican poet Estela Alicia López Lomas titled El fuego tras el espejo (Mexico:  Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura, 2002).  This book was awarded Mexico’s national poetry prize for the year 2000.

2002    Review of  J. Douglas Canfield’s Mavericks on the Border:  The Early Southwest in Historical Fiction and Film (The University Press of Kentucky, 2002), published in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 5 (2002): 268-271.

2001    Article titled “Diásporas mexicanas en la novela chicana, 1959-1996,” in Y nos volvemos a encontrar, ed. Alvaro Ochoa Serrano (México: El Colegio de Michoacán, 2001), pp. 35-52.

2001    Article titled “Borders of the Self in Alfredo Véa’s The Silver Cloud Café,” in  Studies in 20th Century Literature, Volume 25, Number 1 (Winter 2001), 210-245.

2000    Article titled “Hybrid Resolutions: Liberal Democracy and Ethnic Identity in Montserrat Fontes’s Dreams of the Centaur,” published in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Studies,  4 (2000): 141-158.

1999    Published article, titled “Understanding Federico García Lorca’s Bodas de sangre/Blood Wedding:  From Dramatic Text to Theatrical Performance,” in A Guideto Understanding the Playwright, His Time and His Greatest Play (Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, 1999). This article appeared as the lead article in an instructional guide printed under the auspices of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (Los Angeles) and a grant from Edison International. This instructional guide was distributed in L.A. high schools and given to audiences attending BFA’s production of Lorca’s play between September-October 1999.

1999    Three articles on Chicana/o novelists Montserrat Fontes, Joe Rodríguez, and Alfredo Véa, published in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Chicano Authors, ed. Francisco Lomelí and Carl Shirley. 1999.

1998    Article titled “Frumioso feminismo fronterizo en Alicia en la cárcel de las maravillas, “ reprinted in the literary journal Aquilón (Mexicali, Baja California).

1997    Article on Mexican poet Estela Alicia López Lomas, entitled "Frumioso feminismo fronterizo en Alicia en la cárcel de las maravillas," appeared in the literary journal Fragmentario (Michoacán, México).

1997    "Frontiers of Despair:  Allegory and Worldly Vision in The Silver Cloud Café," in The Image of the Frontier in Literature, the Media, and Society, ed. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan (Colorado:  Univesity of Southern Colorado, 1997), 266-274.

1997    "Constructs of Chicano Identity:  Cinematic Representations of Race and Ethnicity in Bound by Honor," in California Sociologist, Vols. 17-18 (1994-1995), 149-163.

1997    "Without Points or Punctures:  An Interview with Montserrat Fontes," in (untitled) (East Los Angeles literary and arts journal), Vol. IV, No.s 1--2 (1997), 7-15.

1997    "Don Juan on a Bust:  Levels of Interpretation in Tirso de Molina's El Burlador de Sevilla," in Revista Literaria Iberoamericana, Vol. I, No. 2 (1996), 17-36.  This article was also accepted for publication by the literary journal Gestos:  Journal of Hispanic Theater, based on comments by an anonymous reader who considered this article to be one of the best in current Tirso de Molina studies.

1997    "Eat Fear and Shower in the Dust:  An Interview with Joe Rodríguez," in (untitled) ( East Los Angeles literary and arts journal), Vol. IV, No.s 1-2 (1997), pp. 22-28.

1995    My textual "Response" to the inaugural paper read by Mexican historian Luis González was published in the volume Tradición e identidad en la cultura mexicana, ed. Alvaro Ochoa Serrano (Zamora:  Colegio de Michoacán, 1995), pp. 24-31.

1995    My introduction "Remote Ancestors as Moderns: Los Enemigos and the limits of Utopia," was published in the program of the Cal State L.A. theatrical performance of Sergio Magaña's play.   The program with introduction was distributed to audiences on February 24-26, and on March 2-5.

1994    Introduction to my translation from English to Spanish of José Antonio Villarrreal's novel Pocho (New York:  Anchor Books, 1994), pp. 1-10.

1994    Article entitled "Utopías a la deriva:  Pueblo en vilo y la crítica de la modernidad," was published in Pueblo en vilo, la fuerza de la costumbre:  Homenaje a Luis González y González, ed. Alvaro Ochoa Serrano (Zamora:  El Colegio de Michoacán, 1994), pp. 115-124.

1994    Article on Chicana writer Ana Castillo, published in Masterpieces of Latino Literature, ed. Frank N. Magill (New York:  HarperCollins Publishers, 1994), pp. 323-326.

1994    Article on Chicano muralist George Yepes, "Coatlicue for Voyeurs," published in (untitled), Vol. II (Winter-Spring 1994), No. 2, 4-10.

1993    "Introduction" to literary and art journal (untitled), Winter 1993 issue.

1993    Article "The Nostos of the Alienated Brother in Voice-Haunted Journey," published in Alchemy:  A Literary Journal of Chicano/Latino Arts, Vol. I (Winter 1993), 3-8.

1992    Published book review of Ramón Gutiérrez, When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away:  Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1848 (Stanford University Press, 1991), in Southwest Book Review (Winter 1992).

1991    Two articles, one on Arturo Islas and the second on Eliud Martínez (Chicano novelists), published in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 122, ed. Francisco Lomelí and C. Shirley (Detroit:  Gale Research, 1991), 146-154, 170-176.

1990    Article entitled "Apocalypse as an Ideological Construct:  The Storyteller's Art in Bless Me, Ultima," in Rudolfo A. Anaya:  Focus on Criticism, ed. César A. González (La Jolla:  Lalo Press, 1990), pp. 13-63.

1990    Article entitled "The Surname, the Corpus, and the Body in Rudolfo A. Anaya's Narrative Trilogy," in Rudolfo A. Anaya:  Focus on Criticism, ed. César A. González (La Jolla:  Lalo Press, 1990), pp. 274-317.

1985    Article on Jose Antonio Villarreal, in Chicano Literature:  A Reference Guide, eds. Julio A. Martinez and Francisco Lomelí (Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1985), pp. 420-432.

1985    "De nuevo al arte de Juan Rulfo:  Pedro Páramo reestructura(n)do," in Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (Spain), Nos. 421-423 (julio-septiembre de 1985), 305-354.

1985    "Monologo a tres voces," La Opinión (September 29, 1985), Cultural Section "La  Comunidad," pp. 10-11.  Review of Más allá de las máscaras, novel by Lucía Guerra.

1983    "El relato como articulacion infinita: 'Macario' y el arte de Juan Rulfo," La Palabra  (Revista de Literatura Chicana), Vols. 4-5 (primavera/otoño 1982-1983), Nos. 1-2, 107-126.

1983    "El liberalismo mexicano en las Cortes de Cádiz," Los Ensayistas (University of Georgia), Nos. 14-15 (marzo de 1983), 31-58.

1982    "Fragmentos de un sistema discursivo:  Juan Rulfo y la literatura me xicana de 1945 a 1965,"  Hipótesis, Vol. III (julio de 1982), Nos. 14-15, 267-286.  Reprinted article originally published in Escolios, Vol. IV, Nos. 1-2, 81-98.

1982    "Nota preliminar:  de Samuel Ramos a Emilio Uranga," Campo Libre, Vol. I (Summer 1981), No. 2, 230-255.

1981    "Chicano Authors:  Inquiry by Interview," Campo Libre, Vol. I (Winter 1981), No. 1, 121-133. This book review was reprinted in the cultural  section of La Opinión, June 21, 1981.

1980    "Arte y sistema de Juan Rulfo en 'El hombre'", in Requiem for the "Boom"--Premature?, eds. R.S. Minc and M.R. Frankenthaler (New Jersey: Montclair State College, 1980), pp. 31-50.

1980    "Entre el silencio y la palabra:  una entrevista con Jesús Urzagasti" (Bolivian writer),  Escolios, Vol. III (mayo-noviembre de 1978), Nos. 1-2, 88-96.

1980    "Hay plesha lichans tu di flac" (book review), Escolios, Vol. III (mayo-noviembre de 1978),  Nos. 1-2, 111-114.

1979    "Nota preliminar," La raza cósmica, José  Vasconcelos, trans. Didier T. Jaen (Los Angeles: Centro de Publicaciones, 1979), pp. v-vi.

1979    "Degradación y regeneración en Bless Me, Ultima:  el chicano y la vida nueva,"  The Identification  and Analysis of Chicano Literature, ed. Francisco Jiménez (New York:  Bilingual Press, 1979), pp. 374-388.  Reprint of article published in the literary journal Caribe (Hawaii), 1976.

1978    "Edmundo O'Gorman y La invención de América," Escandalar, Vol. I (January-March 1978), No. 1, 70-71.  Book review.

1976    "Degradación y regeneración en Bless Me, Ultima: el chicano y la vida nueva," Caribe (University of Hawaii), Vol. I (Spring 1976), No. 1, 113-126.

1974    "The Crisis of Christianity in Chicano Literature," Audio Cassette #BC 2042 (Los   Angeles:  Pacific Tape Library).

1974    "Estructura y sentido de lo onirico en Bless Me, Ultima," Mester, Vol. V (noviembre de 1974), No.1, 27-41.

1974    "Macho!:  A Chicano Novel," La Gente (UCLA), Vol. IV, No. 5 (April 1974), 18.  Book review.

1974    "Rubén Darío y Canto errante," Antología comentada del modernismo, eds. F. Porrata and J. Santana (Sacramento:  Explicación de Textos Literarios, 1974), pp. 346-350.

1974    "Aproximaciones al realismo socialista de Pablo Neruda," Mester, Vol. IV (abril de 1974), No. 2,103-113.

1974    "Convergencias, divergencias, incidencias," Mester, Vol. IV, No. 2 (abril de 1974), 142-143.  Book review.

1973    "Hacia una interpretación de Las piedras del cielo de Neruda," Mester, Vol. III, No. 2 (abril de 1973), 14-23.

1973    "Bless Me, Ultima," Mester, Vol. IV (noviembre de 1973), No. 1, 66-68.  Book review.

1973    "Mi tío Atahualpa," Mester, Vol. III, No. 2 (abril de 1973), 57-59.  Book review.

1972    "El simbolismo de la caída en Ancorajes [Alfonso Reyes]," Mester, Vol. III (abril de 1972), No. 1, 35-42.




2011 Conference on Modernity, Critique, and Humanism
Cal State L.A., February 12-13
Golden Eagle Ballroom




2009 Conference on Mesoamerica,
May 15-16
Theatre, University-Student Union



VI.   PRODUCER OF A PLAY, ORGANIZER OF CONFERENCES AND MODERATOR OF SYMPOSIA

2013  Forthcoming--Conference on Global Modernities:


2012 Currently organizing the forthcoming "Conference on Carlos Fuentes:  Ancient Mexico, Modernity, and the Literary Avant-Garde," to take place at Cal State L.A. on May 7-8, 2012.  To view the call for papers and related conference information, visit:

2011  Organizer of the "2011 Conference on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz:  Her Work, Colonial Mexico, and Spain's Golden Age."  This conference will take place at Cal State L.A. on May 13-14 as the second conference sponsored in 2011  by the Gigi Gaucher-Morales Memorial Lecture Series.  To see the conference program, visit:

2011  Organizer of the "2011 Conference on Modernity, Critique, and Humanism," held at Cal State L.A. on February 12-13.  For the full conference program, see:

For a full coverage of this conference, see article covering this conference, "Serious Brain Power," published in The University Times (pages 1,4), Cal State L.A., February 24, 2011

University Times Article

2010  Organizer of the 2010 Conference on Octavio Paz, titled "World C'ivilizations, Modernity, and Octavio Paz: A Plurality of Pasts and Futures," held at Cal State L.A. on May 9-10.  To view the final conference program, visit:

2009   Organizer of a conference titled “Continuity and Change in Mesoamerican History, from the Pre-Classic to the Colonial Era: An Homage to Tatiana A. Proskouriakoff,” held at Cal State L.A. on May 15-16, 2009.  This conference was sponsored by the Gigi Gaucher-Morales Memorial Lecture Series, the Departments of Anthropology, Art, Chicano Studies, History, Latin Americana Studies, and the Women’s History Month Lecture Series.  The keynote speaker was Prof. David Carrasco, Founder and Director of the Mesoamerican Archive and Neil L. Rudenstein Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University.Founder of the Gigi Gaucher-Morals Memorial Lecture Series thanks to a gift of $100,000 donated by the Morales Family Lecture Fund.  To view the full conference program, visit:

  
2008  County of L.A./Cal State L.A.’s Big Read 2008: I organized and coordinated 5 stage readings of Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima as part of the Big Read, two at Cal State L.A. (April 10 & 12), two at the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts (June 14-15), and one in Dallas, Texas (June 28) where our University cast (14 students and 5 professional actors) was invited to close the City’s Big Read activities. I secured from the author licenses for these events, produced a Big Read T-shirt and poster with art by George Yepes, with proceeds donated to our campus University Library.

1999    As director of the Teatro Universitario en Español (Department of Modern Languages, Cal State L.A.) during the AY 1998-1999, I taught the course Spanish 451:  Hispanic Play Production, and was responsible for all aspects of theatrical production of Federico García Lorca’s Bodas de sangre/Blood Wedding, such as:  fundraising; coordination of all Teatro activities; the typing and layout of the play’s program; the design of t-shirts and posters; a television presentation announcing the play that aired for two-weeks prior to the opening performance (April 8) on TV channels 22, 34, and 52; the grading of student actors, etc. According to Dr. Joseph Chrzanowski, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Bodas de sangre was the best play Teatro had ever produced on campus.  Along with 29 Cal State L.A. students, we had 4 professional actors in the play, thus giving our students the rare opportunity to perform with experienced actors.  The five performances took place on April 8-11, 1999; all were sold-out performances.

1997    I organized a faculty workshop for Cal State L.A.'s Center for Effective Teaching on the use of technology in the university classroom (January 10, 1997).

1997    I organized the symposium (2 panels) "A View From the Tijuana Bridge:  The Art of Arthur Miller and Immigration to the United States, 1945-2000," for the Cal State L.A. Teatro Universitario en Español, February 28, 1997.

1997    I organized and hosted the Cal State L.A. Festival of Literary Journals, held at Cal Stte L.A. on March 8, 1997.

1995    I organized a statewide conference entitled "Books by CSU Faculty:  Ethnic Studies, Gender, Literary Theory, and Multiculturalism," held at Cal State L.A. on  May 19, 1995.  Close to 25 CSU faculty participated, representing departments of Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, Native American Studies, Pan African Studies, and  Women’s Studies.

1994    I organized a two-day conference on Chicano/Latino writers at the College of the Siskiyous (Mt. Shasta, California), on May 13-14, 1994.  I organized a similar conference in this same college in the summer 1993.

1992    Organizer and project director of the Stanford University 1992 Program for Faculty Renewal's Seminar entitled Teaching and Learning in the CSU Ethnic Studies Classroom, held at Stanford University on June 19-21, 1992.  A total of 35 CSU Ethnic Studies faculty attended this three-day seminar.

1991    Organizer of two speaking engagements during the National Women's History Month Celebration (March 1991, CSULA); I organized the visits of two Chicana speakers:  Ana Castillo and Helena María Viramontes.

1991    Organizer of two events for the Cinco de Mayo festivities at CSULA, namely:  the visit of a Chicano novelist, Dr. Eliud Martínez, who will be speaking on his novel Voice-Haunted Journey (1990), and his work-in-progress; second, a student panel (four presenters, one moderator) on the narrative of Eliud Martínez, focusing on the blending of history and fiction in his novel.

1990    Organizer and moderator of a panel on Pocho (novel by Jose Antonio Villarreal) during the First Annual Summer Writing Institute, held at Cal State L.A. on June 16-17, 1990.

1990    Organizer of two panels on Chicana feminist literature for the American Literature  Association (San Diego, California, May 31-June 2, 1990); moderator of the panel entitled "Crossing Boundaries:  Male Readings of Chicana Feminist Texts," held on June 1, 1990.

1990    Organizer and moderator of a panel entitled "Traditional and Historical Change in the Narrative of Rudolfo A. Anaya," (March 29) for the 18th National Association for Chicano  Studies Conference held at Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 28-31, 1990.  At this session  the presentations focused on the recent publication of the book Rudolfo A. Anaya: Focus on Criticism, edited by Cesar Gonzalez (Lalo Press, 1990).

1990    Organizer of visit by Ana Castillo to CSULA on March 6 as part of the International Women's Week, sponsored by the Departments of Chicano Studies and History. Ana Castillo read from Sapogonia, her recently published novel.

1989    Organizer of the Stanford University workshop "Critical Theory and Ideology in Current Chicano Studies Scholarship," held at Laguna Beach, California, on November 7-9, 1990  The workshop consisted of seven sessions led by distinguished Chicano studies scholars; a total of twenty Chicano faculty from California, Colorado, and New Mexico attended this workshop. Organization included selection of workshop site, correspondence and screening of applicants, hotel and meal arrangements, and preparation of final report to Stanford University.  This workshop was funded on a cost-sharing basis by the Program for Faculty Renewal of Stanford University.

1989    Organizer of the Chicano Studies Distinguished  Lecture Summer Series, bringing to CSULA Rudolfo A. Anaya, whose lecture was entitled "Aztlán: A Homeland Without Boundaries" (August 22), and  Ana Castillo, who read from her published poetry and narrative (August 15).

1989    Organizer of the Chicano Studies Distinguished Lecture Spring Series, bringing to CSULA distinguished Chicano scholars such as Drs Richard Griswold del Castillo (Historian), Richard Garcia (Historian), Enrique Lamadrid (Folklorist), and Mexican faculty from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, who lectured on the role of women in the urban development of Tijuana, Baja California, from the beginning of the century to the present.

1986    Invited by Stanford University to organize a workshop on minority issues, which resulted in the workshop "Chicano Studies:  Theories and  Methods," held at Pasadena, California, on December 12-14, 1986.  A total of six sessions and three lectures formed part of this weekend workshop, with an attendance of twenty-six faculty from California and Arizona. Organization included selection of site, correspondence and screening of applicants, lodging and meal arrangements, and preparation of final report to Stanford University. This workshop was funded on a cost-sharing basis by the Program for Faculty Renewal (under the  direction of Dr. David Halliburton) of Stanford University.

1985    Organizer of the Second International Student Conference, held at Cal State L.A. during the 5 de mayo festivities. A total of sixteen students from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California were our guests during the duration of the conference, participating in panel discussions with Cal State L.A. students.

1984    Project director and organizer of the Junipero  Serra International Conference held at Cal State L.A. on December 12, 1984. Participants included four historians from Spain, four from Mexico, and four from the U.S.  The conference was co-sponsored by the Instituto de Cooperacion Iberoamericana (Madrid, Spain), and was first taken to Tijuana, where it took place at its  Cultural Center (CECUT) on December 11.

1984    Organizer of the International Student conference held at Cal State L.A. on May 20-22. A total of twenty-five students from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, the Universidad Iberoamericana, and the CETYS (Tijuana) were our guests during the duration of the conference, participating in several panel discussions with Cal State L.A. students (Channel 34 covered the highlights of the student conference during its evening news).

1984    Organizer and moderator of a panel on the narrative of Jose Antonio Villarreal, held at Cal State L.A. on February 27, 1984.  The panelists were Drs. Juan Bruce-Novoa, Luis Leal,   Francisco Lomeli, and Margarita Nieto.

1983    Organizer of the Rockefeller International Conference "Technology and Culture in the Mexico-United States Border," funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and held at La  Jolla, California, on October 9-12, 1983.  A total of  ninety-eight faculty, researchers, and students from major Mexican institutions participated in this conference--with all expenses paid through the grant--with approximately three hundred faculty and students from the U.S. present also at this conference.

1981    Project director and coordinator of Chicano History and Culture Week, held at Cal State L.A. on November 16-20, 1981, commemorating the Bicentennial of the City of Los Angeles.A total of twelve Mexican scholars were invited to participate in the conference's sessions, alternating with Chicano faculty from the CSU and UC systems.  Our Mexican guests were provided with travel, hotel, and meals during the duration of the conference.

1981    In above conference, I organized and moderated a session on Chicano Literary History, held on November 19.

1981    Conference coordinator of the Chicano Culture and History Week, held at Cal State L.A. on May  4-8, 1981.  This was the initial week-long  commemoration of the Bicentennial of the City of Los Angeles, sponsored by the Department of Chicano Studies.

1981    Moderator of a session on Latin American literature, held at the II Congreso de la   Asociacion del Pensamiento Hispanico, April 4,1981, at the University of Georgia at Athens.

1981    Moderator of a panel discussion on the narrative of Rudolfo A. Anaya, held at Cal State L.A. on February 10.  Mr. Anaya was the host speaker.

1981    Producer of a video tape (54 minutes)  on above panel, held earlier (same day) with different  panelists.  The video tape has been added to the Chicano collection of the J.F. Kennedy Library, CSULA.

1980    Member of the Planning Committee of the conference entitled "Chicano Studies:  Agenda  for the 80's," sponsored by the Consejo de Estudios Chicanos and the Department of Chicano Studies at Cal State Long Beach.  The conference was held on November 21-22, 1980 at the Long Beach campus.

1979    Organizer and moderator of a round table discussion on Zoot Suit, a play by Luis Valdez,  Chicano playwright.  This round table discussion was videotaped on June (CSULA) and is now part of the J.F. Kennedy Library's archives.

1979    Co-organizer (with Mr. Morris Polan, Director of the Library, CSULA) of a colloquium on Zoot Suit, held after the play's performance in the  Acquarium Theatre (Hollywood) on May 1979.

1979    Project director and organizer of a state-wide conference on Chicano Studies, co-sponsored by the Department of Chicano Studies (CSULA) and the  Consejo de Estudios Chicanos (a state-wide Chairs' association of which I was the founder). This conference was held at Cal State L.A. on April 6-7, 1979, and it consisted of sixteen workshops on various fields related to Chicano Studies.  The conference organization dealt as  well with all matters related to hotel and luncheon facilities, selection and introduction of speakers, and publicity and press releases.

1979    Obtained funds to bring Alberto Dallal to Cal  State L.A. where he lectured on "Modern Mexican Dance:  A Comprehensive View," on May 2, 1979. Mr. Dallal is one of Mexico's leading young  novelists, being also a playwright, dance critic, and general editor of publications at the Colegio de Mexico.

1978    Organizer of lectures for the Mexican American  community, given by Chicano Studies faculty in the East Los Angeles Public Library (conference room), on December 12-14.

1978    Organizer and moderator of a symposium entitled "El sentido actual de la Revolucion Mexicana," sponsored by the Department of Chicano Studies (CSULA) on November 20, 1978.  One of the guest    speakers was Dr. Enrique Krauze (representing el Colegio de Mexico), one of Mexico's leading historians.

1976    Organizer of lectures given by four CSULA Chicano faculty at a conference sponsored by the Calexico campus of the San Diego State University, on November 20, 1976.


VII.   EDITORIAL PUBLICATIONS [all issues edited by Roberto Cantú]


1985    Campo Libre  (Journal of Chicano Studies), Vol. II (1984), Nos. 1-2. Special issue I edited on the theme “Technology and Culture in the Mexico-United States Border.”

1982    Campo Libre, Vol. I (Summer 1981), No. 2.

1981    Escolios, Vol. IV (mayo-noviembre de 1979), Nos. 1-2.

1981    Campo Libre, Vol. I (Winter 1981), No. 1.

1980    Escolios, Vol. III (mayo-noviembre de 1978), Nos. 1-2.

1979    La raza cósmica, trans. Didier T. Jaen (CSULA:  Centro de Publicaciones, 1979),     pp. xxxvi-108.  Reprinted by the John Hopkins University Press, 2001.

1978    Escolios, Vol. II (mayo-noviembre de 1977), Nos.1-2.

1977    Escolios, Vol. I (noviembre de 1976), No. 3.

1976    Piel menos mía, Octavio Armand (Escolios, numero extraordinario, Vol. I, No. 2.)

1976    Escolios, Vol. I (mayo de 1976), No. 1.

1975    Mester (UCLA), Vol. V (abril de 1975), No. 2.

1974    Mester, Vol. V (noviembre de 1974), No. 1.

1974    Mester, Vol. IV (abril de 1974), No. 2.

1973    Mester, Vol. IV (noviembre de 1973), No. 1.

1973    Mester, Vol. III (abril de 1973), No. 2.

1972    Mester, Vol. III (abril de 1972), No. 1.


VIII.   EDITORIAL ASSIGNMENTS AND MEMBERSHIPS

1.      Member of the Editorial Board of the Mexican scholarly journal Relaciones  (Colegio de Michoacán), 1996-Present.  This journal appears four times a year. 

2.       General Editor of the Centro de Publicaciones, and founder of two journals: Escolios:  Revista de Literatura, and Campo Libre:  Journal of Chicano Studies.  Department of Chicano Studies, Cal State  L.A., 1976-1984.

3.      Member of the Editorial Board of  Escandalar (New York), journal of literature and criticism, 1980-1983.



X.  LECTURES AND PAPERS PRESENTED

2008 Paper titled “Literary Tradition and Narrative Singularity in José Antonio Villarreal’s Novel Pocho (1959),” presented at the Highlands University of New Mexico on April 3, 2008.

2008  I organized, moderated and spoke in a panel discussion on Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me, Ultima.  The symposium was held at the end of the stage readings on June 15 at the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts.  Other presenters in this panel were Dr. Lynn Fauth (Oxnard Community College), and Ricardo López (Chicano screen writer).

2008  I gave the closing lecture at Cal State L.A. for the Big Read cultural activities of the County of Los Angeles on April 17, titled “Narrative Cycles in Rudolfo Anaya’s Novels, from Bless Me, Ultima (1972) to The Curse of the ChucaCabra (2006).”

2008      I was the keynote speaker for the National Foundation for the Arts, The County of
 Los Angeles and Cal State L.A. and gave its kick-off Big Read Lecture at the East Los Angeles Public Library on March 15.  My lecture was titled “La Santa Tierra: Land, History, and the Sacred in Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo A. Anaya.”

2006    Paper titled “Points of Convergence:  Ancient China, Modernity, and Translation in the Poetry and Essays of Octavio Paz, 1956-1996,” read in absentia in the conference “Orientalism in Latin American Literature,” Texas, April 21-22.

2005    Presented book and read my introduction to the book El ultimo monolito de la noche, by Mexican poet Estela Alicia López Lomas, at Tijuana’s Centro Cultural (CECUT), on March 19.

2003    Read a paper titled “Images of War and Combat in Alfredo Véa’s Narrative Trilogy, 1993-1996” in the international conference “Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures,” held at UC Santa Barbara, March 24, 2003.

2002    Presented the book and read my introduction to Estela Alicia López Lomas’s El fuego tras el espejo (Tijuana:  Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura, 2002), pp. 9-13.

2001   Presented a paper titled ”Transnational Boundaries in Gods Go Begging, a novel by Alfredo Véa,” in a conference sponsored by the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies in Tucson, Arizona, on March 7-9, 2001.

2000  Presented book edited by Professors Alfredo Morales and Jeanine Gaucher-Morales on Mexican poet and novelist Miguel N. Lira, on April 10, 2000, at Cal State L.A.

1999    Presented a paper, “Mestizaje, Nationalism, and the Mexican Mariachi in the Work of Alvaro Ochoa Serrano,” in the opening session of the international conference Musical Cultures of Latin America:  Global Effects, Past and Future,” held at UCLA on May 28-30, 1999.

1999    Presented a paper titled "Asian Tropisms in the Narratives of Chicana/Mexican Writers," in the symposium resonances and Dissonances:  Asian and Asian American Languages, Arts, and Literatures in the Global Context, held at Cal State L.A. on October 16, 1998.

1999    I spoke on the topic “Mexican Diasporas in the Chicano Novel, 1959-1996,” at the international conference Taking Charge of Economic Change: Exploring the Common Struggles of the Peoples of the Americas, held at Cal State L.A. on May 21, 1999.

1998    I presented a paper titled "Memory and History as Models of Excavation in the Ethnic Novel" at the international conference Aesthetics and Difference, sponsored by UC Riverside's Center for Ideas and Society, and held on October 22-24, 1998.

1998    I was an  invited scholar of the Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico City), where I  read a  paper titled "La idea de la frontera en la narrativa chicana," on March 5, 1998.

1998    I presented a paper titled "A Rhetoric of Fire as Feminist Critique in Why Women Burn by Helena María Viramontes," at the XI International Conference of the Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, held in Tempe, Arizona, on September 17-19, 1998. I moderated the session "Borderlands:  Chicanas, Latinas and Feminism" at this same conference.

1997    Presented a paper, "Allegories of a Darkening World:  Gothic Film and the Conspiratorial Text in Rudolfo Anaya's Rio Grande Fall," read in absentia at the 22nd Annual Colloquium on Modern Literature and Film, at West Virginia University on October 16-18, 1997.

1997    Presented a paper, "Multiple Ancestries in Chicano Film and Literature," at the UC Riverside Tenth Annual Tomás Rivera Conference, April 25, 1997.

1997    Presented a paper, "Frontiers of Despair: Allegory and Worldly Vision in The Silver Cloud Café," at the conference The Image of the Frontier in Literature, the Media, and Society, to be held at the University of Southern Colorado on March 13-15, 1997.

1997    Presented a paper, "Constructs of Chicano Identity:  Cinematic Representations of Race and Ethnicity in Bound by Honor," at the Hispanic Teater Conference The Visual Construction of National, Social and Ethnic Identities in Theater and Other Visual Arts," to be held at UC Irvine on February 20-22, 1997.

1996    Invited to speak to faculty and students on the the topic relative to the organization and distribution of the planned literary journal Hermes of the Department of Modern Languages, California State University, Bakersfield, on May 23, 1996.

1996    Presented a paper entitled "Don Juan on a Bust:  Levels of Interpretation in Tirso de Molina's Burlador de Sevilla," in the February 1996 Cal State L.A. symposium on El Burlador de Sevilla, a drama by Tirso de Molina, a Spanish Golden Age playwright.

1995    Paper "Frumioso feminismo fronterizo en Alicia en la cárcel de las maravillas" read during the book presentation of poetry by Mexican author Estela Alicia López Lomas, at El Día bookstore in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 24, 1995.

1995    Delivered a paper entitled "Trans-Historical Dreams in Alma Luz Villanueva's The Ultraviolet Sky," at Oxnard College, on April 27, 1995.

1995    Presented a paper entitled "Remote Ancestors as Moderns:  Los Enemigos and the Limits of Utopia," in the Cal State L.A. symposium "Theatre and Culture in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica," on February 24, 1995.

1994    Invited to speak on the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), at Cal State L.A., November 3, 1994, at the University-Student Union.

1994    Read a paper entitled "Critical Contexts for a Reading of Tomás Rivera's ...y no se lo tragó la tierra," at the 7th Annual Tomás Rivera Conference, held at the University of California, Riverside, on April 22, 1994.

1994    Read a paper entitled "Alvaro Ochoa Serrano y su concierto de tres mundos:  mitote, fandango y mariachis," at the El Colegio de Michoacán, on May 27, 1994.  My travel and related expenses were all paid by the Colegio.

1994    Read a paper entitled "Rescoldos de Viejos Hogares:  Hérón Pérez Martínez y la paremiología mexicana," at the El Colegio de Michoacán on May 26, 1994.

1991    Gave two lectures at CSULA during its "National Women's History Month Celebration,' one on March 5 ("Caught Between Extremes:  Multiple Readings in Ana Castillo's The Mixquiahuala Letters"), the second on March 7 ("Comedy as Cultural Criticism in Mary Helen Ponce's Taking Control").

1990    "The Fictions of Identity:  Ethnicity, Modernism, and the Chicano Novel," paper read at the World Issues Forum, Metropolitan State College at  Denver, April 19, 1990.  I participated as a guest speaker under the auspices of the Department of Modern Languages.

1990    "Approaches to the Chicano Homeland:  A  Commentary," at the 18th National Association for Chicano Studies, Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 29, 1990.

1990    "The Narrative Art of Eliud Martinez in Voice- Haunted Journey," paper read at the University of California, Riverside on May 2, 1990 during the public presentation of Eliud Martinez's novel.

1990    Invited speaker to introduce Rudolfo A. Anaya on  the occasion of the book-signing of Rudolfo A. Anaya:  Focus on Criticism, ed. by Cesar A. Gonzalez (La Jolla:  Lalo Press, 1990), at San Diego Mesa College, March 22, 1990.

1989    "Theory and Ideology in Chicano Literary Criticism, 1974-1982," lecture given at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, on April 6, 1989; I was a guest speaker invited under the auspices of the English Department, Modern Languages, and the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute.

1988    "La nueva poesia chicana: Gary Soto y Lorna Dee Cervantes," lecture given at the PublicLibrary of the Mujeres Unidas por el Desarrollo Fronterizo, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, on September 21, 1988.

1986    "Criticism and the Chicano Novel:  Theories and Methods," paper presented at the Stanford workshop on Chicano Studies:  Theories and Methods, held on December 12-14, 1986, at the Holiday Inn in Pasadena, California.

1986    "Aportaciones de Octavio Paz al pensamiento feminista latinoamericano," paper read at the Second Annual Colloquium on Mexican Literature held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on April 11, 1986.

1986    "Del lecho a la tribuna: hacia un feminismo latinoamericano en Más allá de las máscaras, novela de Lucía Guerra," paper read (April 10) at the International Symposium on Latin American Literature: Modern Discourses of Emancipation, held at San Diego State University on April 10-11, 1986.

1986    Two lectures, one on Chicano Studies and another on Chicano literature given at the Winter Institute of the Metropolitan State College at Denver, held at Cancun, Mexico, on January 2-5, 1986; I was a guest speaker invited under the auspices of the institute.

1985    "Entre el mito y la parodia:  la historia de Mexico en la literatura chicana," paper read at the University of Arizona, Tucson, on December 5, 1985, under the auspices of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

1985    "Theory and Practice of the Chicano Novel in Rudolfo A. Anaya's Narrative Trilogy (1972-1979)," paper read (November 23) at the First Midwest Symposium on la Cultura Chicana:  Twenty-five Years of the Chicano Novel, held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on November 22-23, 1985.

1985    "Mito e historia en la narrativa de Rudolfo A. Anaya," paper read (November 8) at the Simposio sobre literatura mesoamericana y chicana, held in honor of Dr. Luis Leal in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico), on November 6-9, 1985.

1985    "The Rhetoric of History in Famous All Over Town, a novel by Danny Santiago," (announced in the conference program as "La historia como invención en la narrativa chicana actual"),  paper read at the conference Language and Culture:  East Meets West, held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on March 13-16, 1985.

1985    "Entre el mito y la parodia:  la historiografia liberal de Mexico en la narrativa chicana," paper read at the conference XX Century Mexico:  Imagesof Transformation, held at the University of California at Riverside on April 18-21, 1985, in memory of Tomás Rivera.

1984    "The Narrative of Julieta Campos, Jorge  Ibargüengoitia, and René Avilés Fabila," intervention in a round table discussion on Mexican literature during the First Annual Colloquium on Mexican Literature held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on
November 29, 1984.

1984    "Knowledge and Power in Post-Revolutionary Mexico," Faculty Colloquium Series, CSULA, May 22, 1984. This lecture was delivered in response to an invitation by the Cal State L.A. Faculty Colloquium  Committee (1983-1984).

1984    "Latinismo contra sajonismo en las Memorias de  José Vasconcelos," paper read at the conference Latinidad y su sentido en América Latina, sponsored by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Instituto Francés de la América Latina, held at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Mexico City) on May 7-11, 1984.

1984    Participated in a symposium entitled "Literatura en la frontera norte," sponsored by Bellas Artes (Mexico City) on May 10, 1984, and held at the Centro Cultural Guadalupe Posada; participants included Mexican and Chicano writers and critics.

1983    "Teoria de la cultura chicana en la obra de Américo Paredes," paper read on November 7, 1983, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México during the Bicentennial Commemoration of Simón Bolívar's birth.

1983    "El chicano y sus Confesiones:  la autobiografia como encubrimiento del ser," lecture given at Yale University under the auspices of the Department of Spanish and the local MEChA  student association (January 7, 1983).

1981    Keynote speaker at closure of conference sponsored by the Fourth Annual Southwest Pacific Regional Conference on Ethnic and Minority Studies, held at Cal State Bakersfield on November 20-21, 1981.  The title of the lecture was "Impressions on the XIX Century Californian Southwest."

1981    "Problemas para una historia de la literaturaa chicana," paper read at the Coloquio sobre las nuevas tendencias en la literatura mexicana y chicana, held at the University of California at Irvine on May 5, 1981.  This paper is a revised and enlarged version of a paper originally read  at the Universidad de Sinaloa (Culiacán, Mexico) on June 19, 1980.

1981    "El liberalismo mexicano en las Cortes de Cádiz," paper read at the II Congreso de la Asociación del Pensamiento Hispánico held at the University of Georgia at Athens during its theme-setting session of April 3, 1981.  In this session, the main speaker was the Spanish philosopher José Luis Abellán, and my paper was a response to his presentation.  The presentation at this session was later published in a special issue of Los Ensayistas (University of Georgia at Athens).

1980    "Problemas para una historia de la literatura chicana," paper read at the Universidad de Sinaloa en Culiacán during its first international conference entitled "Primer simposium sobre las causas y los efectos de la migracion en Mexico y los Estados Unidos," held on June 16-20, 1980.

1980    "Arte y sistema de Juan Rulfo en 'El hombre'",  paper read at the Third Conference on Latin American literature sponsored by Montclair State College (New Jersey) on March 14, 1980.  This paper was later published in the proceedings of  the conference.

1979    "Octavio Paz y el Grupo Filosófico Hiperión: variaciones sobre la ontología del mexicano," paper read on May 29, 1979, at the XIX Congress of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, held at Pittsburgh, Pa., from May 27 to June 1, 1979.

1979    Participant in a round table discussion/workshop on Hispanic publications, sponsored by the National Chicano Research Network (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), held at UCLA  on March 1-2, 1979.

1978    "Truth and History in Bless Me, Ultima: Reflections on the Essence of a Collective  Destiny," lecture given at the 5 de mayo festivities held at San Jose State University.

1977    "Chicano Literature:  Art and/or Politics,” lecture given in a workshop on Chicano  literature, sponsored by the VII Annual Convention of the Popular Cultures Association, April 27-30, 1977, Baltimore, Maryland.

1977    "Los chicanos ante su espejo:  una visión retrospectiva a traves de su literatura," lecture given at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Tijuana), on March 4, 1977.

1976    "El proceso ideológico de la novela chicana," paper read at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexicali), on November 9, 1976.

1976    "El género autobiográfico en la narrativa chicana," lecture given at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexicali), on November 10, 1976.

1976    "Towards a Structural Analysis of Chicano Autobiography," lecture given at California State College, Bakersfield, on October 27, 1976.

1976    "Ideological Convergence in the Contemporary Chicano Novel," lecture given at San Diego City College on November 24, 1976.

1976    "Octavio Paz and his Structuralist Approach to Mexican History in The Other Mexico:  The Critique of the Pyramid," lecture given at Rio Hondo College on July 22, 1976.

1976    "Samuel Ramos, Forerunner of Hiperión, Mexican Philosophical Circle," lecture given at Rio Hondo College on July 29, 1976.

1975    "La novela chicana y su proceso ideológico,” paper read at the Modern Language Association Commission on Minority Groups, in San Francisco, California, on December 27, 1975.  Solicited for  publication by the editors of Chasqui and The Bilingual Review.

1975    "Pocho:  estructura narrativa y sentido integral," paper read in the symposium "CriticalApproaches to Chicano Literature," sponsored by the Modern Languages Association in San Francisco, California, on December 29, 1975.

1975    "Estilo y mundovisión en las novelas autobiográficas de Oscar Z. Acosta," paper read at the University of California at Irvine on March 13, 1975.

1974    "Degradación y regeneración en Bless Me, Ultima: el chicano y la vida nueva," paper read in the symposium "Tres calas en la literatura chicana," sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in Denver, Colorado, on November 29, 1974.  This paper was published in Caribe (University of Hawaii) in 1976.

1973    "Apuntes para un estudio de la novela chicana," paper read at the First Festival de Flor y Canto, sponsored by the Centro Chicano of the University of Southern California, on December 22, 1973.


XI.   ADVISOR OF MASTER'S THESES AND MEMBER OF M.A. THESIS COMMITTEES

I have served as thesis adviser/director in both departments of Chicano Studies and English, with thesis on the following authors:  (1) on Rudolfo Anaya (Lynn Fauth and Michael Espinoza), (2) on Eliud Martinez (by Mr. Richard Romero, whose thesis on this Chicano novelist was approved with distinction and was chosen by Cal State L.A. to represent this University in the 1998 WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award); (3) on Rigoberta Menchu (by Clara Oropeza), (4) onn Jorge Luis Borges (by Edward Tellefsen),  (5) on Joannot Martorell’s Tirant lo Blanc (José Elizalde), to name only a few.  I have also served as a member of thesis committees in more than 30 M.A. theses.




XII.   CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY

2011  Member of the Board of Directors, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Epsilon Chapter,
           Cal State L.A.

2011   Member of the External Awards Nominating Committee
2008-2009  RTP, Chicano Studies

2008-2009    PTIRC, English

2008-2009, RTP, English

 2007-2008, RTP, Committee Chair;  

2006-2007, PTIRC, English

2005-2006  RTP, Anthropology, Committee Chair

2003-2004 RTP, English

2002-2003, 2005-2006  RTP Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures.

1999-2004 Member of all department committees in Chicano Studies, including Curriculum Development, RTP, Appointments, and Selection of Department Chairs. 

1998-1999    University Sabbatical Leave Committee

1998    On June 2, 1998, I directed a session in Spanish on computer-mediated instruction titled "Evolution of a Course" at the 1998 CSU Dominguez Hills International  Institute sponsored by the Center for International Nursing Education on June 2, 1998..  The participants were nurses and doctors from various Latin American countries.

1997    In the Winter 1997, I organized for the Center for Effective Teaching at Cal State L.A. an electronic workshop designed for campus faculty; my presentation was on collaborative learning through courses in the internet.

1997-1998  Outstanding Professor Award Committee, Chair

1996-1997  Outstanding Professor Award Committee

1994-1995  Outstanding Professor Award Committee

1991-1999 Member of all department committees in Chicano Studies, including Curriculum Development, RTP, Appointments, and Selection of Department Chairs. 
 
1991-1992  Outstanding Professor Award Committee

1991    Elected by Cal State L.A. to attend the annual conference of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, held on April 16-18 in San Pedro, CA.  I participated in the session on Ethnic Studies.

1991    Elected to represent the School of Natural and Social Sciences during the Spring Quarter "Writing Across the Curriculum" (televised program).

1990    Nominated by CSULA's School of Natural and Social Sciences to attend a teleconference on "Issues and Conflicts in Writing Across the Curriculum," held at Cal State L.A. on February 27.

1990    Attended the XI Annual Conference of C.U.I.D.E.S (Concilio Universitario Internacional para el Desarrollo Económico y Social) held on February 21-24 at Ajijic, Jalisco (Mexico), representing Cal State L.A. and its Center for Intercultural Communication (see Report submitted to the Provost's Office on March 28, 1991).

1990    Guest lecturer in a class (Speech 472: International Discourse) at CSULA on May 24, where I discussed critical theories and methods in Chicano Studies.

1990    Appointed by the Chancellor's Office to serve as  a member of the Event Committee planning the 1991 Gala in honor of Hispanic contributions to the arts, being co-sponsored by  the California State University and the Joffrey Ballet (L.A./New York).

1990    Invited by the Institute's director, Kate Braverman (Dept. of English) to contribute to the planning and organization of Cal State L.A.'s First Annual Writing Summer Institute, held on June 16-17, 1990. I applied for and obtained funds (Provost's Office) that allowed for the participation in this institute of two Chicano writers: Jose Antonio Villarreal (novelist) and Gary Soto (poet).

1990    Invited by Prof. Carole Srole (Dept. of History) to participate in the organization of Cal State L.A.'s Women's History Week; I invited Helena Maria Viramontes, who gave a workshop on creative writing, and Ana Castillo, who read from her new novel, Sapogonia.  Both events took place on March 6.

1990    Invited by Dr. John Weston (Dept. of English) to introduce Helena Maria Viramontes (Chicana writer) when she read from The Moths and Other Stories at Cal State L.A. on February 1990.

1989-1992   Member of the Selection Committee of the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program.

1988-1991   Member of the Instructional Affairs Committee,School of Natural and Social Sciences.

1989-1991   Member of the Graduate Studies Subcommittee.

1989    Member of the Advisory Committee to  Select the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

1982-1989  Principal Adviser of the Department of Chicano Studies, alternating with Dr. L. Negrete.

1988-1989   In charge of redesigning and administering the Cultural Exam on a quarterly basis for elementary school teachers.

1988-1989  Member of the Educational and Policies Resources Committee of the University.

1984-1986  Member of the Long-Range Planning Committee.

1984-1985  Member of the Faculty Affairs Committee.

1984-1987  Member of the Student Services Committee.

1984-1985  Member of the Academic Resources Committee (alternate on Fall quarters).

1984-1986  Member of the School Assembly.

1984    Appointed by Cal State L.A.'s President James Rosser, to serve on the Long-Range Planning Committee, representing the School of  Natural and Social Sciences (1984-1986).

1982    Appointed by the School Dean to initiate curriculum modifications of the Chicano  Studies course program, pursuant to the recommendations of the Program Review Committee.

1979-1982   Member of the Educational Policies Commitee.

1980, 1981   Executive Committee (Vice-Chair of School Assembly).

1978-1982   Member of the Instructional Affairs Committee of the School of Natural and Social Sciences.

1976, 1978, 1981   Member of the School Assembly (summer replacement).

1978, 1985   Academic Senate (Summer quarter).

1980-1981   International Studies Subcommittee

1985-1987   Retention and Tenure Committee.

1978-1980   Bilingual Cross-Cultural Advisory Committee.

1981    Petitions Commitee (EPC liaison, winter through summer quarters).

1983    NEH Summer Stipend Program, Selection Committee (Fall 1982).

1981    NEH Summer Stipend Program, Selection Committee (Fall 1980).

1980    Member of the Ad hoc Advisory Committee for the Selection of the Acting Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

1979    EOP Director Selection Committee.

1978    Founder and organizer of the Consejo de Estudios Chicanos, a state-wide association of CSU Chicano Studies chairs. Served as its Chair during 1978-1979.  As Chair, I arranged and moderated three  meetings with Chancellor Glenn S. Dumke (May 25,  August 31, and October 24, 1979); these meetings served as forums to express our concerns regarding student enrollment, faculty recruitment, and academic integrity of Chicano Studies departments.

1977    Participant in a panel meeting and workshop sponsored by the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, June 29, 1977.

1976-1977   Spanish Proficiency Exam Committee, Cal State L.A..




With Mayor Antonio Villaraigoza and my friend and colleague
Dr. Louis R. Negrete, at the Latino Book and Family Festival,
Cal State L.A., October 9-10, 2010. 

XIII.   CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY

2008-Present  Board Member of the Los Angeles Theater Association (LATA).

2008  I was the PEN USA’s featured speaker on Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima on December 13 as part of the City of Los Angeles PEN’s Big Read activities. 

2008 County of L.A./Cal State L.A.’s Big Read 2008: I organized and coordinated 5 stage readings of Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima as part of the Big Read, two at Cal State L.A. (April 10 & 12), two at the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts (June 14-15), and one in Dallas, Texas (June 28) where our University cast (14 students and 5 professional actors) was invited to close the City’s Big Read activities. I secured from the author licenses for these events, produced a Big Read T-shirt and poster with art by George Yepes, with proceeds donated to our campus University Library.

1999-Present I gave countless presentations at local high schools and elementary schools prior as well as during these years of service.

1999    I was an invited guest of the State Archives in Sacramento and was commissioned to write a study of a mural done by Chicano artist George Yepes, a vaulted mural now at the Golden State Museum.  My visit took place on May 22-23, 1999.

1998    I wrote the dramaturgical notes for Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard,  presented at the Gascon Center Theatre (Culver City, California) on January 16-February 15, 1998.

1998    I lectured on July 23, 1998, to a student audience at Montebello High School on the legacy of the Mexican Revolution and Mexican muralists, and on the expression of this legacy in Chicano muralism, particularly in the work of Chicano artist GeorgeYepes.

1998    On June 18, 1998, I was interviewed by Channel 52 on its morning show, "Ola Los Angeles," about Cal State L.A.'s 50th anniversary.  I was asked by Public Affairs to do this interview for the interest of the Spanish-speaking television audiences of Los Angeles.

1997    I hosted an evening of Chicano readings at East Los Angeles Self-Help Graphics  during the presentation of the literary journal (untitled) on December 13, 1997.

1996/1997   I was invited by students in the Department of Foreign Languages, at CSU Bakersfield, to help them plan and organize a student literary journal, Hermes.  Thus far, three issues have been published.  I have been acknowledged in two of these issues.

1996    I hosted an evening with Chicano\a writers at Bean’s Coffee House (Whittier), March 3.


1991    Invited by Duff Elementary School (Rosemead) to read in Spanish a story ("Los seis piratas disparatados") to second grade students (mostly from Mexico); the visit took place on March 15.

1990    Asked to prepare and give two lectures to Spanish-speaking parents at Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles), as part of the Magnet School's "Spring Into Leadership Conference," held at the high school site on May 19, 1990.

1990    Invited to be a reader for the Chicano Literary Contest held annually since 1974 at the University of California at Irvine, and sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

1989    Interviewed by Ms. Sara Bermudez (KMEX, Channel 34) on the subject of the Monroe Doctrine and its impact on Latin American history.  This interview  was televised on Channel 34 on December 2, 1989.

1989    Invited by the Office of Public Affairs (CSULA) to appear on Channel 34 and inform the Spanish- speaking audience of Cal State L.A.'s exhibit (February 1989) on the Japanese-American relocation camps during World War II.  This exhibit was free of charge and open to the public.

1989    Invited to be a reader for the Chicano Literary Contest, sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California at Irvine.

1988    Inteviewed by Ms. Sara Bermudez (KMEX, Channel 34) on the subject of the Wars of Independence of  Mexico (1810-1821); this interview was televised on September 16, 1988.

1988    Inteviewed by Ms. Sara Bermudez (Channel 34) on the subject of the Franco-Mexican war at Puebla (May 5, 1962), and the reasons behind the commemoration of the Cinco de Mayo in the Mexican  U.S. communities.  This interview was televised on May 5, 1988.

1987    Interviewed by Ms. Sara Bermudez (Channel 34) on two occasions, first on the subject of Chicano literature and, secondly, on Latin American feminist literature.  I discussed Ana Castillo's novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986), as representative of the Chicano (feminist) novel, and discussed subsequently a novel by Lucia Guerra (Chilean novelist), Más alla de las máscaras.  These interviews were televised on two programs on July 1987.

1985    Invited by KMEX (Channel 34) to speak on two occasions in its TV program "Los Angeles Hoy" on the impact of the Wars of Independence in Mexico's constitutional history. This program appeared on September 10 and 11, during the Mexican Independence festivities (which lasted till September 16).

1984    Invited by the Alhambra Historical Society to lecture on Mexican muralism and on Mexico during the French invasion (1862 and 1863-1867).  The lectures were given on May 4 and 21, 1984, at the Alhambra Public Library (lecture room).

1984    Lectured on the social and historical significance of the Cinco de Mayo to the senior class of George Washington Preparatory High School (Los Angeles) on May 1, 1984.

1984    Lectured on the Mexican insurgents of the Wars of  Independence and portrayed them as civil rights leaders. This lecture was designed for the staff of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Los Angeles), and was given on September 19, 1984.

1982    Member of a jury panel on a musical contest sponsored by Radio station KWKW and entitled Segundo Concurso Anual de la Musica Ranchera, held on November 12, 1982.

1982    Guest speaker at Sacred Heart High School on October 19, 1982. Lectured to the senior class on the meaning of cultural awareness.

1982    Delivered a slide and lecture presentation on the art and history of the Wars of Mexican Independence to the employees of the County of  Los Angeles (Department of County Engineer-Facilities). This lecture was given on September  16.

1982    Delivered a slide and lecture presentation on Mexican muralism to the employees of the Social Security Office in Los Angeles on August 1982.

1981    Invited to speak at the San Gabriel Mission during its Sunday morning mass of October 5, 1981. The theme was "The importance and meaning  of an education for Latin American youth at Cal State L.A."

1981    Member of an Advisory Board to Radio Station   KWKW. I reviewed applications for a summer scholarship given to high school graduates. A total of five scholarships ($500 each) were awarded on July 1981.

1980    Organizer of the September 16 cultural activities co-sponsored by the Department of Chicano Studies (CSULA) and Central Juvenile Hall. The Department's Mariachi and Folklorico performed for approximately 500 youths.

1979    Reader for Chicano Literature: A Reference Guide (1985), edited by Julio A. Martinez and Francisco Lomeli.

1973    Member of the Chicano Screening Committee for the Guadalajara-UCLA Project, Chicano Studies Center, UCLA.

1972    Appointed by the UCLA Chicano Studies Center to teach a course entitled "Chicano Thought and Contemporary Trends," during the Winter Quarter 1972.

1971    Volunteer as tutor on an eighteen-week program held at Corona Institute for Women. I tutored Chicana and Latina inmates on a weekly basis (Saturdays) on reading and writing.

XIV.  CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

1.      During this term I have written and proposed three new courses: Chicano Studies 401:  Mesoamerican Civilization (in process); CHS 402:  Colonial to Modern Mexican American Literature; and English 487: Latin American Literature in Translation. I have also proposed the modification of two existing courses: Chicano Studies 400:  Literatures of Mesoamerica, and CHS 403:  Contemporary Chicano/a Literature (instead of Colonial to Modern Chicano/a Literature). I cross-listed Chicano Studies 402 with English 489: Colonial to Modern Mexican American Literature.
2.      I proposed a new minor in Chicano Studies, namely: the Minor in Mesoamerican Studies, approved in the Winter 2007. This minor includes courses from the Departments of Anthropology, Art, Chicano Studies, and History.
3.      During the AY 2003-2008 I directed three M.A. thesis (two in English passed with distinction), and was a reader in nine M.A. thesis committees (five in English, three in Chicano Studies).  I have sponsored countless students in directed studies at the senior and graduate levels, in Chicano Studies as well as in English.
4.      I often advise students in Chicano Studies and English, frequently assisting them in applications to graduate and Ph.D. programs, including the review and editing of senior essays to be included in the students’ applications. Some have been accepted to Ph.D. programs. Samples of student letters and messages expressing their gratitude are available upon request.
5.      University: I wrote two General Education upper division theme course (Chicano Studies 312 & 327), and co-authored a lower-division G.E. course Ch.S. 260

2. Department of Chicano Studies:  I wrote a lower-division course Ch.S. 115 (Introduction to Chicano Studies), two upper-division courses (Chicano Studies 402 & 403), one graduate seminar (Chicano Studies 505), and coauthored one course, Ch.S. 112, and wrote two upper-divison General Education Theme couses:  CHS 312:  “Pre-Columbian and Meditarranean Myths in Latin American Literature” and CHS 327:  “Ethnicity and Emotions in U.S. Film.”

3.  English Department: I have written one course, English 487: Latin American Literature in Translation, and have cross-listed English 489 with Chicano Studies 402: Colonial to Modern Mexican American Literature, and Chicano Studies 327 with English 327:  Ethnicity and Emotions in U.S. Film.

4.  Department of Modern Languages and Literature:  I cross-listed Chicano Studies 312 with MLL 312:  Pre-Columbian and Mediterranean Myths in Latin American Literature..



XV.  COURSES TAUGHT AT CAL STATE L.A.

My student evaluations are generally better than the department mean, my GPA is not high, and the student comments include frequent laudatory remarks on my teaching.

During the years under review (AY 2003-2008), I have taught consistently 9 courses per year in the Departments of Chicano Studies and English, teaching courses at all levels such as CHS 111, CHS 115, CHS 201, CHS 312, CHS 327, CHS 400, CHS 403, CHS 505 (Seminar on New Directions in the Chicano/a Novel, Spring 2007); ENGL 377, ENGL 441, ENGL 442, ENGL 484, ENGL 492 (The Latin American Literary Avant-Garde, W 2007), ENGL 510 (Seminar on Octavio Paz, Spring 2006 & Seminar on Caribbean Narratives of Exile and Revolution, Fall 2007), ENGL 541, and ENGL 580 (Seminar on Jorge L. Borges, Fall 2008).

Chicano Studies 509—Seminar on Interdisciplinary Studies
Chicano Studies 505--Seminar on Chicano Literature
Chicano Studies 467--Modern Mexico and the Chicano People
Chicano Studies 444--History of the Southwest
Chicano Studies 440--Development of the Spanish Language in  Southwestern United States
Chicano Studies 403—Colonial to Modern Chicano/a Literature
Chicano Studies 400--Pre-Columbian Literature of Mexico
Chicano Studies 327—Ethnicity and Emotions in U.S. Film
Chicano Studies 312-Mediterranean and Pre-Columbian Myths in Latin American Literature
Chicano Studies 311--Chicano Cultural History
Chicano Studies 201--Mexican Literature in Translation
Chicano Studies 200--Spanish for Chicanos
Chicano Studies 111B--Introduction to Chicano Culture
Chicano Studies 111--Introduction to Chicano Studies*
Chicano Studies 110--Pre-Cortesian Cultures of Mexico
Chicano Studies 101--Bilingualism, Biculturalism and the Chicano.
English 541-Seminar in Critical Approaches to Latin American Literature
English 510—Seminar on Caribbean Narratives of Exile and Revolution (Fall 2007)
English 510—Seminar on Octavio Paz (Spring 2006)
English 497—Latin American Literature in Translation
English 492---The Latin American Literary Avant-Garde (Winter 2007)
English 492---Exploration and Conquest Narratives in the Americas
English 484—The Continental Novel:  From Cervantes to Balzac
English 476—Ethnic Literature of the United States
English 442---Contemporary Literary Criticism (from Structuralism to Deconstruction and Feminism, including Postcolonialism).
English 441—Major Critics (from Plato to New Criticism).
English 377—Literary Explorations of Justice and Racism
English 250—Understanding Literature

Spanish 451:  Hispanic Play Production (Winter 1999)
Spanish 413 (Dept. of Foreign Languages): Spanish-American Literature II (literature from 1888 to modern times), Fall 1977.

*Note: between 1991-1997, I taught the course Chicano Studies 111 (Introduction to Chicano Studies) electronically and made it available through BESTNET for students enrolled in the course.  In this six-year period, I personally trained close to 800 students in computer conferencing.  A master's thesis was written on this course--Chicano Studies 111--based on how I taught it on-line; see Nancy Guerra Barrón, "Egalitarian Moments: Computer Mediated Communications in a Chicano Studies (ChS 111) Course" (M.A. Thesis, English Department, CSULA, March 1998, J.F. Kennedy Library).


XVI.  PROGRAM REVIEW IN DEPTS. OF CHICANO STUDIES, EXTERNAL REVIEWER.
          I served as external reviewer of the Dept., of Chicano Studies, CSU Fullerton, in the Fall 2001.  Submitted my report in early January, 2002.


XVII.  RESEARCH INTERESTS

European, Asian, Latin American, Chicano, and Latino literatures
Mesoamerica (history & cultures)
History of Mexico, Mesoamerican to Modern.
History of the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands
Literary Theory
History of Asia and the Americas (Spanish explorations and trade), 15th-19th Centuries.