Lauro Flores is Professor of Chicano and Latin American literatures and cultures at the University of Washington, Seattle. His main teaching and research interests are in Latin American and Chicano/a literature and visual culture. During his tenure at the University of Washington, he has been Chair of AES, Director of the Center for Chicano Studies, Chair of Latin American Studies, Acting Chair of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, and Special Assistant to the Provost. Winner of a 2007 UW Distinguished Teaching Award, Dr. Flores has been visiting professor at Stanford University and UCLA. He was editor of the legendary journals The Americas Review and Metamorfosis: Northwest Chicano Magazine of Art and Literature, and has served on many editorial boards. His publications include: The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature (1998), which won an American Book Award; a critical edition of Luis Pérez's autobiographical novel, El Coyote/The Rebel (2000); Alfredo Arreguín: Patterns of Dreams and Nature / Diseños, sueños y naturaleza (2002), which was listed as a Kiriyama Pacific Rim Prize notable book; José Luis Rodríguez: Myth, Magic & Memory/Mito, magia y memoria (2009), Fulgencio Lazo: Reconstruction of Memory/ Reconstucción de la memoria (2010); Arturo Artorez: Tiempo y azar/Time & Chance (2014); A Arreguín: Correspondencias (2015); and Beyond Aztlán: Mexican & Chicana/o Artists in the Pacific Northwest (2016). A Ford Foundation doctoral and post-doctoral fellow, he served for many years as Regional Liaison for the Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities Program. Besides the American Book Award, and among other honors, he has received The Tomás Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of California, Riverside (2008) and the coveted OHTLI Award (2016), “the highest recognition conferred by the government of Mexico to Mexican, Mexican American or Latino leaders who have made exceptional contributions toward the advancement of Mexican communities abroad.”
- Beyond Aztlán: Mexican & Chicana/o Artists in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2016. Download PDF (11.13 KB)
- Lauro Flores (Ed.). A Arreguín: Correspondencias. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2015
- Lauro Flores, curator, “Arreguín: Sueños y naturaleza,” Museo de América, Madrid, Spain, 17 Oct. -14 Dec. 2014.
- Lauro Flores, curator and organizer, “Tiempo y azar: The Art of Arturo Artorez.” Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, 29 July–16 August 2014.
- Lauro Flores. Arturo Artorez: Time & Chance / Tiempo y azar. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2014.
- Lauro Flores. Art & Migration: Takeda and His Disciples / Arte y migración: Takeda y sus discípulos, exhibition catalog; Oaxaca, México, Carteles Editores, 2012.
- Lauro Flores. Fulgencio Lazo: Reconstruction of Memory/Reconstrucción de la memoria. Oaxaca, Mexico: Carteles Editores, 2010.
- Lauro Flores (Ed.). El Coyote, The Rebel. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2000.
- Lauro Flores, curator, “Arreguín: Diseños y naturaleza,” Museo de Cádiz, Spain, 18 Dec. 2014-16 Feb. 2015.
- Lauro Flores and Gemma R. Berasategui, curators, “Arreguín: Diseños y naturaleza,” Palacio del Conde Luna, León, Spain, 1 Jul. -31 Aug. 2014.
- Lauro Flores, organizer and moderator, “Ethnic Identity and Political Power,” panel discussion with Elaine Brown, Aaron Dixon, José Jiménez, Carlos Muñoz, and Vincent Z. C. de Baca, May 9, 2013.
- Lauro Flores, organizer and moderator, “Art, Indigenous Communities, and Migration in the Age of Globalization,” panel discussion with Yolanda Cruz, Shinzaburo Takeda, and Agustín Jacinto Zavala, June 27, 2012.
- Lauro Flores, curator and organizer, “Art & Migration: Takeda and His Disciples / Arte y migración: Takeda y sus discípulos,” Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center, Wenatchee, WA, 26 July-20 September 2012.
- Lauro Flores, curator and organizer, “Art & Migration: Takeda and His Disciples / Arte y migración: Takeda y sus discípulos,” Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, 26 June–20 July 2012.
- Lauro Flores. José Luis Rodríguez Guerra: Myth, Magic & Memory. Seattle: AlphaGraphics, 2009.
- Lauro Flores, organizer and moderator, “Patterns of Indigenous Mobility,” panel discussion with Cristina Oehmichen Bazán, Emilio Rolando Ordóñez Cifuentes, and Lynn Stephen, University of Washington, May 8, 2009.
- Lauro Flores, curator and organizer, “Divinas Mujeres: Artworks by Alfredo Arreguín & Fulgencio Lazo,” Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University of Wshington, February 2009.
- Lauro Flores, curator and organizer, “José Luis Rodríguez Guerra: Myth, Magic & Memory,” Jacob Lawrence Gallery University of Washington, October 2008.
- Lauro Flores. “Alfredo Arreguín: A Parable of Leaves and Eyes.” Gatefold brochure produced in conjunction with the exhibition Memory: PortraitureToday at the NationalPortrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2007.
- Lauro Flores. “Fulgencio Lazo: Hacia una geometría de la nostalgia / Toward a Geometry of Nostalgia,” exhibition catalog, Indigo Gallery. Oaxaca, Mexico, 2007.
- Lauro Flores, guest curator, “Myth, Magic, Memory,” Rodríguez Guerra Studio/Gallery. Seattle, Oct. 26-Nov. 10, 2006.
- Lauro Flores, organizer, “Crossing the Line: A Forum on Immigration,” University of Washington, May 19-20, 2006.
- Lauro Flores. Caligrafía de la Memoria, exhibition catalogue, 2006.
- Lauro Flores, curator and organizer, “Alfredo Arreguín: Selected Works 1981-2006,” Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, October 2006.
- Lauro Flores, organizer in partnership with OMA and the ECC/ECT, “Mayan Ritual,” performance, Ethnic Cultural Theatre, May 2006.
- Lauro Flores. "Latino Art of the Pacific Northwest," People, Places and Perceptions exhibition catalog, Maryhill Museum of Art, July 2004; 3-6.
- Lauro Flores "Alfredo Arreguín's Paintings: A Harmonious Bridge," Latino Northwest Magazine, 4-2 (March 2002), 10-15.
- Lauro Flores. Alfredo Arreguín: Patterns of Dreams and Nature. Seattle & London: University of Washington Press, 2002.
- Lauro Flores. "De fronteras e hibridismos: Identidad y cultura chicanas," Madrid, Spain; Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, 613-614 (julio-agosto 2001), 111-122.
- Lauro Flores "De pícaros y Pink Feathers: tras la huella de Luis Pérez, 'El Coyote'," The Americas Review, Vol. 25, Valedictorian Issue (1999), 222-240.
- Lauro Flores. Calabash Cousins: Chicano & Latino Artists in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle & London: University of Washington Press.
Summer 2021 A-term
Summer 2020 A-term
Summer 2018 A-term
SPAN 308: Introduction to Latin American Literature (Summer 2013, Summer 2014)
CHSTU/SPAN 465: Contemporary Chicano Literature (Autumn 2013)
Resources & Related Links
- UW Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month - September 14, 2021
- Dr. Kashima presented award from Consul General of Japan - March 15, 2018
- Congratulations to Dr. Lauro Flores - March 27, 2017
- Honored Recipient of the MAP Distinguished Community Service Award - February 1, 2017
- Bringing Chicano/a Perspectives to Museum of Northwest Art - May 24, 2016
- Consul of Mexico Presents “Ohtli” Award to University of Washington Professor Lauro Flores - May 23, 2016
- Exhibition: Arreguín: diseños y naturaleza / sueños y naturaleza - February 3, 2015
- Book Release and Exhibit September 17 - September 14, 2010