Latin American and Latino Studies Program
(MC219) 1527 University HallUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7115
Phone:  312-996-2445; Fax:  312-996-1796

CURRENT STATUS:  Professor and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Previous appointments at Stanford University, University of Arizona, and University of Michigan.

  EDUCATION:                 1983--Ph.D., Spanish, Harvard University;

                                       1980--M.A., Spanish, Harvard University;

                                       1978- B.A.,    Spanish and Comparative Literature, Indiana University

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: U.S. Latino/a literatures and cultures; cultural studies in Latin/o America; popular music; language and cultural identity; literary translation; teaching Spanish to heritage language learners.

BOOKS: Listening to Salsa:  Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures. Hanover, NHWesleyan University Press Music/Culture Series, Published by University Press of New England, 1998.

Co-winner of the 1999 MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for best book in Hispanic literature and awarded the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Book Award.

Versiones, interpretaciones, creaciones: Instancias de la traducción literaria en Hispanoamérica en el siglo veinte. Gaithersburg, MD:  Editorial Hispamérica, 1991.

SELECTED EDITIONS:  (Forthcoming):  Musical Migrations:  Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in the AmericasEdsFrances R. Aparicio and Cándida Jáquez with Maria Elena Cepeda.

 TropicalizationsTranscultural Representations of Latinidad.  Edited by Frances R. Aparicio and Suzanne Chávez Silverman. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, Re-Encountering Colonialisms Series, 1997.


 **"Reading the 'Latino' in Latino Studies: Toward Reimagining our Academic Location." Discourse:  Studies in Media and Culture 21:3 (Fall 1999):3-18.

 **"Entrevista a Frances Aparicio sobre estudios culturales latinos" (Interview with Frances Aparicio on Latino cultural studies)  by Juan Ulises Zevallos Aguilar in Ciberayllu 9 (Año 3) Julio 1999.
( 40 manuscript pages.

 “The Blackness of Sugar: Celia Cruz and the Performance of (Trans)Nationalism.”  Chicana/o/Latina/o Cultural Studies:  Transnational and Transdisciplinary Movements Popular Culture and Globalization.   Edited by Angie Chabrám-Dernersesian .   Cultural Studies,  13:2 (April 1999): 223-236.

 "Through My Lens: A Video About Women of Color Faculty at The University of Michigan," Feminist Studies 25:1 (Spring 1999): 119-30.

 "Whose Spanish, Whose Language, Whose Power?: Testifying to Differential Bilingualism," in Indiana Journal of Hispanic Literatures 12 (Spring 1998): 5-25.

 "Language, Culture, and Violence in the Educational Crisis of U.S. Latinos: Two Courses for Intervention", co-authored with Christina José-Kampfner, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, ed. Jeffrey Howard, Office of Community-Service Learning, University of Michigan, 2 (Fall 1995): 95-104.

 "La enseñanza del español para hispanohablantes y la pedagogía multicultural", in La enseñanza del español a hispanohablantes:  praxis y teoría, eds. M. Cecilia Colombi and Francisco X. AlarcónBoston and New York:  Houghton Mifflin, 1997, pp. 222-232.

 "American Color(s):  U.S. Latinos and Multiculturalism" in Inside Ethnic America:  An Ethnic Studies Reader, eds. Robert L. Perry and Lillian Ashcraft-Eason, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1996, pp. 131-41.


Director, Latino/a Studies Program, University of Michigan 1992; 1994-96;

Chair, MLA Committee on Ethnic Languages and Literatures, 1989;

Associate Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, 1999-

Scriptwriter and co-producer, Through My Lens:  Video about Women of Color Faculty at University of Michigan, 1999.

Faculty Advisor, Spanish 232, Latino Culture through Community Service, Romance Languages and Literatures, 1999-2000








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