2018 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Luís Alberto Urrea
We are excited to announce this year's distinguished professor, Luis Alberto Urrea.
Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.
A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.”
Please visit Mr. Urrea's website for more information about his background and prolific repertoire of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Mark your calendars for this year's event!
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: St. Cajetan's Event Center, Auraria Campus
For any questions, please contact the Department of Chicana/o Studies at (303)615-0711.