David Colón

Associate Professor and Director of Latina/o Studies
Reed Hall 414A

david.colon@tcu.edu | 817-257-5667

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Ph.D., Stanford University, 2004
BA, CUNY - Brooklyn College, 1997

Courses Taught

Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Literature
Major American Writers
U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature
Contemporary Latina/o Literature
Mexican American Culture
Research Seminar in Global Literature
Literature of the Latina/o Diaspora
Race and Gender in American Literature

Areas of Focus

Latina/o Literature; 20th and 21st Century American Literature; Race and Ethnic Studies; Critical Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Poetry and Poetics

2016. “Siempre Pa’l Arte: The Passions of Latina/o Spoken Word.” The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. Routledge.151-161.

2015. “Heroic Insecurity in Junot Díaz’s Drown and This Is How You Lose Her.” Critical Insights: Contemporary Immigrant Short Fiction. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Salem Press. 134-147.

2014. “Avant-Latino poetry.” Jacket2 (June 26th). Web.

2013. Ed., Between Day and Night: New and Selected Poems 1946-2010. By Miguel González-Gerth. Foreword by Frederick Luis Aldama. TCU Press. xl + 248 pp. (“Outstanding title,” Association of American University Presses, 2014)

2012. The Lost Men, a novel. Elsewhen Press. 192 pp. (Nominee, Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2013)

2012. “Nuyorican Poetry” and “Nuyorican Poets’ Café.” The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th Edition. Eds. Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman. Princeton UP. 960-962.

2005-2008. Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow & Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.