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2018 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Luís Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea

Love, Loss, Triumph: todos somos inmigrantes

We are all immigrants

We are excited to announce this year's distinguished professor, Luis Alberto Urrea. 

Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.

A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.”  

Please visit Mr. Urrea's website for more information about his background and prolific repertoire of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Mark your calendars for this year's event!

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Location: St. Cajetan's Event Center, Auraria Campus

Time: 9:30am - 7:00pm (various events throughout the day)

Please see our Events page for a schedule breakdown of the day.


Do you have any accessibility requirements? Let us know by emailing Kelsey Smith or calling the Chicana/o Studies Department.

For any further questions, please contact the Department of Chicana/o Studies at (303)615-0711.

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