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Master of Arts in International Relations


"Confessions of a Border Crosser: Reflections on Language, Writing and Travel." Reading by Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez.

Event Start DateFriday, March 28, 2014
Founders Hall Rigsby Language and Culture Commons (rm. 123)
Event Start Time3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
CostCost: Free

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez in an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Southwest Studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. We are pleased to have him with us to read from his creative work. Prof. Vaquera-Vásquez will take part in an informal Q&A after his reading.

A self-described unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic, his literary work has been published in anthologies in Spain, Italy, Latin America and the United States, including Malos elementos. Relatos sobre la corrupción social (2012); En la frontera: i migliori raconti della letteratura chicana (2008); Pequeñas resistencias 4 (2005); Se habla español (2000); and Líneas aéreas (1998). His stories have also appeared in journals including Etiqueta Negra, Los noveles, Paralelo Sur, Revista 0, Camino Real, and Ventana abierta. He recently published a small chapbook with a selection of already published stories, Algún día te cuento las cosas que he visto. He has been invited to give readings from his work at universities and conferences in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. His academic work on US/Mexico border cultures has been published in journals and anthologies in Mexico and the United States. He has also presented this work at international conferences.

Reservations are not required, but early arrival is suggested as seating is limited.

ContactAmanda Petersen | | (619) 260-4237