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Randy Ontiveros

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Associate Professor, English

(301) 405-9661

3232 Tawes Hall
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Research Expertise

American
Comparative Literature
Film Studies and Cultural Studies

I write and teach in the areas of contemporary American literature and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural studies. My first book, In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of the Chicano Movement, is published by New York University Press. The book studies the literature, theater, music, non-fiction prose, and other creative genres of the Chicano civil rights movement. My second book project is about the suburbs in Latino/a literature and politics. In the classroom I teach surveys and topics in US Latino/a Literature, contemporary American literature, cultural studies, the literature of Maryland, and more.