Louis Mendoza

School Director, Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
2151

Biography

Louis Mendoza is director of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, and professor of literature and cultural studies. Originally from Houston, TX, Mendoza received his doctorate in English with a concentration in ethnic and Third World literatures from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of "A Journey Around Our America: A Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S.," "Conversations Across Our America: Talking About Immigration and the Latinoization of the U.S.," and "Historia: The Literary Making of Chicana and Chicano History," as well as the editor of ra├║lrsalinas and the "Jail Machine: My Weapon is My Pen," and the co-editor of "Crossing Into America: The New Literature of Immigration" and "Telling Tongues: A Latino Anthology on Language Experience." He is also the director of a short film based on his research entitled, "A Journey Across Our America: Observations and Reflections on the Latinoization of the U.S."

Education

  • Ph.D. English (Ethnic and Third World Literatures), University of Texas-Austin 1994
  • M.A. English (Ethnic and Third World Literatures), University of Texas-Austin 1990
  • B.A. English; minor: Ethnic Studies, University of Houston 1987

Research Interests

Chicana/o Literary and Cultural studies, U.S. immigration literature, prison literature, and oral histories

Courses

Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 595 Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
AMS 201 Intro to American Studies
ENG 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 595 Continuing Registration
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AMS 201 Intro to American Studies
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
MAS 585 Capstone Course
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ETH 494 Special Topics
AMS 494 Special Topics
ENG 494 Special Topics
MAS 598 Special Topics
ENG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Ethnic and Indigenous Lives
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ETH 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies