Congratulations to Jennifer Lozano Huerta, Winner of José Rubia Barcia Essay Award!

Published: July 8, 2022

José Rubia Barcia Essay Award Winner 

Jennifer Lozano Huerta 

Major: Spanish & Applied Linguistics 

Minor: Chicana and Chicano Studies 

El poder femenino en el siglo XVII: Ana Caro y su comedia Valor, Agravio y Mujer 

Course: Spanish 135 

Professor: Dr. Javier Patino Loira 

My name is Jennifer Lozano Huerta and I am a first-generation Latina graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Applied Linguistics and Spanish, and a minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies. I will be starting my post-baccalaureate this fall at Cal State San Marcos with the aim of pursuing a career in Speech-Language Pathology.  

José Rubia Barcia Essay Prize— Essay on Spanish Literature 

José Rubia Barcia (1914-1997) was a distinguished professor of 20th century Spanish literature who also served as the chair of UCLA’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He was born in El Ferrol (Galicia), where a cultural center dedicated to him now houses his library and a collection of his papers. He studied Arabic and Hispano-Arabic literature at the University of Granada. After completing his degree he held important positions in the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War and as a consequence he went into exile, first to France and then to Cuba and then to the United States. Here he worked in Hollywood with the Spanish film director Luis Buñuel. Barcia published a great number of books and articles on Valle Inclán, Unamuno, Federico García Lorca and other writers of the 20th century. He was also an author of political essays. His translation of César Vallejo’s poetry, done in collaboration with Clayton Eshleman, received the “National Book Award” in 1979.