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
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.
*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,
*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