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Louis Mendoza

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School Director, Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
School Dir (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography: 

Louis Mendoza is director of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, and professor of literature and cultural studies. Originally from Houston, TX, Mendoza received his doctorate in English with a concentration in ethnic and Third World literatures from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of "A Journey Around Our America: A Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S.," "Conversations Across Our America: Talking About Immigration and the Latinoization of the U.S.," and "Historia: The Literary Making of Chicana and Chicano History," as well as the editor of raúlrsalinas and the "Jail Machine: My Weapon is My Pen," and the co-editor of "Crossing Into America: The New Literature of Immigration" and "Telling Tongues: A Latino Anthology on Language Experience." He is also the director of a short film based on his research entitled, "A Journey Across Our America: Observations and Reflections on the Latinoization of the U.S."

Education: 
  • Ph.D. English (Ethnic and Third World Literatures), University of Texas-Austin 1994
  • M.A. English (Ethnic and Third World Literatures), University of Texas-Austin 1990
  • B.A. English; minor: Ethnic Studies, University of Houston 1987
Research Interests: 

Chicana/o Literary and Cultural studies, U.S. immigration literature, prison literature, and oral histories

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HRC 310Social & Cultural Stds/Theory
Spring 2021
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ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2020
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JHR 484Internship
ENG 484Internship
JHR 584Internship
ENG 584Internship
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ETH 100Ethnic and Indigenous Lives
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AMS 201Intro to American Studies
ENG 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AMS 201Intro to American Studies
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 585Capstone Course