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Lauro Flores

Professor and Chair

Adjunct Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Affiliate Faculty, Latin American Studies

B.A. (suma cum laude), University of California, San Diego, 1973
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1980


B506 Padelford
206-543-4343, 543-5401

Professional Biography

Lauro Flores is Professor of Chicano and Latin American literatures and cultures. His publications include The Floating Borderlands (1999 American Book Award winner), Afredo Arreguín: Patterns of Dreams and Nature (2002 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Prize notable book), Fulgencio Lazo: Reconstruction of Memory, and an edition of Luis Pérez's El Coyote/The Rebel. A past Ford Foundation fellow, Flores has been visiting professor at Stanford University and at the University of California, Los Angeles. During his tenure at the University of Washington he has served as Director of the Center for Chicano Studies, Chair of Latin American Studies, and Special Assistant to the Provost. Currently, he is Chair of the Department of American Ethnic Studies.

Selected Publications

*The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998
*Winner of an American Book Award (1999)

Luis Pérez's, El Coyote/The Rebel Houston: Arte Público Press, 2000

*Alfredo Arreguín, Patterns of Dreams and Nature / Diseños, Sueños y Naturaleza Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002
*Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize Notable Book, 2002

José Luis Rodríguez Guerra: Myth, Magic & Memory / Mito, magia y memoria. Seattle: Alphagraphics, 2009

Fulgencio Lazo: Reconstrucción de la memoria / Reconstruction of Memory. Oaxaca, México: Carteles Editores, 2010

Articles and essays by Lauro Flores have appeared in many publications in the United States and abroad, among them: The Americas Review, Confluencia, Crítica, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (Spain), De Colores, Hispania, Metamorfosis, The Minnesota Review, La Palabra, The Pawn Review, Plural (Mexico), Revista Chicano-Riqueña, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Visible Language (Canada), and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Teaching and Research Interests

Latin-American and Chicano/a literature and culture, autobiography, and visual culture


CHSTU 330 -- Chicano Autobiography

CHSTU 332 -- Chicano Film and Narrative

CHSTU 465 -- Contemporary Chicano Literature

CHSTU 466 -- Chicano Literature: Fiction

CHSTU 498 -- Special Topics

CHSTU 499 -- Independent Studies & Research

SPAN 308 -- Introduction to Latin-American Literature

SPAN 331 -- Themes in Mexican American Literature

SPAN 332 -- Chicano Film and Narrative

SPAN 465 -- Contemporary Chicano Literature

SPAN 466 -- Chicano Literature: Fiction

SPAN 474 -- Latin American Fiction: Twentieth Century

SPAN 484 -- Latin American Literature: Modernismo to the Present

SPAN 499 -- Independent Studies & Research

SPAN 561 -- Spanish-American Novel, 1940 to the Present

SPAN 590 -- Special Seminar and Conference

SPAN 598 -- Literary Problems: Latin America

SPAN 600 -- Independent Study or Research

SPAN 700 -- Master's Thesis

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