College of Humanities

Gloria Chacón: The Contemporary Indigenous Novel in Mayan and Zapotec Lands

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Johnson Auditorium in Jacaranda Hall

Gloria Chacon Flyer

Gloria Chacón is Assistant Professor in the Literature Department at UCSD. She earned her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. Postdoctoral work in the Native American Studies department at the University of California Davis as well as a postdoctoral CLIR Fellowship at UCLA’s Charles Young Research Library has shaped her unique interdisciplinary and transnational approach to indigenous literatures. Chacón’s work has appeared in Cuadernos de Literatura (Colombia), in Diversidad y diálogo intercultural a través de las literaturas en lenguas mexicanas (Mexico), Poéticas y Políticas (Germany), and Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos (Canada). She co-edited a special issue focused on indigenous literature for DePaul’s University academic journal, Diálogo (USA). Her book, Cosmolectics and the Rise of Contemporary Maya and Zapotec Writers is under contract with UNC Press.

The Central American Studies Writing Speakers Series

This event is sponsored by the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund and the Department of Central American Studies. Contact information: