Rafael Perez-Torres, Professor of English at UCLA, has authored three books: Mestizaje: Critical Uses of Race in Chicano Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), To Alcatraz, Death Row, and Back: Memories of an East L.A. Outlaw written with Ernest B. Lopez (University of Texas Press, 2005), and Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins (Cambridge University Press, 1995). His current work addresses the role of modernity and modernization in the shaping of Chicano/a culture. He also (co)edited, The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlan, 1970-2010 (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Publications, 2010).
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