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Manuel M. Martín Rodríguez

Manuel M. Martín Rodríguez

Professor of English, Spanish, and Chicano/a Studies 

Contact: mmartin-rodriguez@ucmerced.edu | Website: Manuel M. Martín Rodríguez

Professor Martín-Rodríguez is founding faculty at the University of California, Merced. He has published the books P. Galindo: Obras (in)completas de José Díaz (2016), The Textual Outlaw: Reading John Rechy in the 21st Century (2015), Cantas a Marte y das batalla a Apolo: Cinco estudios sobre Gaspar de Villagrá (2014), With a Book in Their Hands: Chicano/a Readers and Readerships Across the Centuries (2014), a scholarly edition of Gaspar de Villagrá’s Historia de la nveva Mexico (2010), Gaspar de Villagrá: Legista, soldado y poeta (2009), Life in Search of Readers: Reading (in) Chicano/a Literature (2003), La voz urgente: Antología de literatura chicana en español (1995, 1999, and 2006), and Rolando Hinojosa y su "cronicón" chicano: Una novela del lector (1993). His scholarly articles have appeared in edited volumes and journals, including PMLA, Modern Language Quarterly, The Bilingual Review, The Americas Review, La Palabra y el Hombre, Hispania, Revista Iberoamericana, Latin American Literary Review, REDEN, and Aztlán, among others. Professor Martín-Rodríguez is also the publisher of alternaCtive-publicaCtions, a virtual press that has featured numerous Latino/a authors. He serves on the National Committee of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, and is an elected Académico de Número (permanent member) of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. Professor Martín-Rodríguez’s research is largely focused on reading and reception, with particular application to Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o literature, past and present.  

Professor Martín-Rodríguez teaches classes on Chicana/o and Latina/o literature in English and Spanish.