I am currently writing a new book called "Latina/o Literature Unbound," which puzzles through the question of whether there is such a thing as Latina/o literature. In working through that problematic, the study may very well unbind the writing we have come to know as Latina/o literature from the parameters through which we define and (mis)understand it. Such an unbinding would give us a more robust understanding of the multivocal and polycultural traditions alive in the literature.

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Ralph E. Rodriguez (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor of American Studies and English. He is the author of Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana/o Identity (University of Texas Press, 2005; winner of the MLA Best Book Prize in Latina/o and Chicana/o Studies, 2006). He has also published articles on a range of Latina/o authors, critical pedagogy, queer theory, detective fiction, and film. Latina/o literature and culture, aesthetics, graphic novels, cultural theory, and critical race studies constitute his active research and teaching interests.

His projects have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanites, the Woodrow Wilson and Andrew Mellon Foundations, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University, and Oregon State University's Center for the Humanities. He has received teaching awards from the University of Texas, Penn State University, and Brown University. He is a past member of the editorial boards of the PMLA and Aztlan: A Journal of Chicana/o Studies. He regularly referees for a host of journals in American Studies, literary studies, and film studies.

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