Monthly Archives: October 2019

Pioneering Gay, Chicano Author John Rechy to Receive UCLA Medal

Published: October 25, 2019

Since before the current cultural moment that gives currency to diverse points of view, acclaimed novelist, playwright and essayist John Rechy has been centering on themes that defend gay, Mexican American, African American and immigrant rights. His best known work is his groundbreaking novel “City of Night.” Published in 1963, it is a first-person tour through…

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UCLA Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Héctor Calderón Latest Book Wins Awards

Published: October 22, 2019

Héctor Calderón, a UCLA professor of Spanish American, Mexican, and Chicana/o literature and cultures, was awarded first place for Best Academic Themed Book at the 21st Annual International Latino Book Awards on Sept. 21. “The Aztlán Mexican Studies Reader, 1974­-2016,” (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2018) which was edited and is introduced by Professor Calderón,…

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