Dr. Ramón García has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Garcia’s research focuses on visual culture and literary studies. His scholarly work has appeared in Critica; Wide Angle; Chasqui: Review of Latin American Literature and Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. He has also published poetry and fiction in a variety of journals and anthologies, including the Best American Poetry 1996; Story; Ambit (UK); The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S.-Hispanic Literature; Margie: The American Journal of Poetry; Crab Orchard Review; Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria); Borderland: The Texas Poetry Review; Los Angeles Review and Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas.
He has two forthcoming books of poetry: Other Countries (What Books Press, Fall 2010) and The Chronicles (Red Hen Press).
He has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts residency fellowship from the MacDowell Colony and residency fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. He has also been a recipient of a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
He is a member of PEN/USAWest, the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics and is a founding member of the Glass Table Collective, a nationally based collective of independent working artist.