Associate Professor of English
Department of English
marcial@berkeley.edu
(510) 642-3467

Research Expertise and Interest

Chicano and Chicana literature, twentieth-century American ethnic literatures, theory of the novel, marxism, critical theory, farm worker social movements

Description

I specialize in the study of Chicano/a literature, Chicana/o social movements, and critical theory. I am the author of Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class and Reification, published by the University of Michigan Press in 2009. I am currently writing a second book entitled “Farm Workers in Chicana/o Literature: The Making of Racial-Transnational Subjects,” which focuses on the lives and struggles of Mexican farm laborers as represented in Chicana/o narratives from 1960 to the present. This project seeks to link the experiences of U.S.-based Mexican farm workers to the building of an American empire in the twentieth century.

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