Lauro H. Flores

Professor, American Ethnic Studies

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Padelford Hall B-521
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Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego.
B.A. (suma cum laude), French & Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego.

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.”


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