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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Jose Villalobos

Jose Villalobos

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

José Villalobos received a B.A. from the University of California-San Diego, an M.A. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine, all in Spanish. After graduate school, he taught at Lewis and Clark College in Portland and then at Texas A&M University in College Station. Most recently he served as a high school Spanish teacher at Summit Shasta Public School in Daly City. His areas of research interest are contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a cultural production and Border Studies. He currently serves as book review editor for Camino Real, a journal published by the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain dedicated to Latino/a Studies. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching lucha libre movies, and exploring the Bay Area.

Publications

Selected Publications

  • “’Palabras más, palabras menos’: La verdad al servicio de la ficción en Jesús Blancornelas y César López Cuadras.” Fuegos cruzados: Ensayos sobre narrativa policiaca de fronteras. Eds. Jaime Muñoz Vargas, José Salvador Ruiz Méndez, and Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz. Mexicali, BC: Univ. of Colorado / Editorial Artificios / Univ. Autónoma de Baja California, 2016. 189-205.
  • “Entre secuestros y plagios: Federico Vite, Octavio Paz, y Roberto Bolaño.” Reescrituras del imaginario policíaco en la narrativa hispánica contemporánea. Ed. Felipe Aparicio Nevado. Cáceres/Mulhouse: Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, 2016. 209-222.
  • “’Fuera de lugar’: Transborder Mexican American Soccer Identity.” Border-Lines: Journal of the Latino Research Center 7 (2013): 95-114. [Appeared in 2014]
  • Rolando Hinojosa's Klail City Death Trip: A Retrospective, New Directions. Co-edited with Stephen Miller. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2013.
  • “Literatura, futbol, y nación: El último campeonato mundial de Pedro Ángel Palou.” The Latin Americanist3 (September 2012): 31-46.
  • “Detección pública / detección privada: El periodista como detective en la novela policíaca norfronteriza” (co-authored with Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta). Revista Iberoamericana231 (April-June 2010): 377-391.
  • “Up Against the Border: A Literary Response.” Border Transits: Literature and Culture across the Line. Ed. Ana Manzana. Amsterdam / New York: Rodopi, 2007. 35-52.
  • La imaginación genealógica: Herencia y escritura en México. Colima: Universidad de Colima, 2006.
  • Intramuros: La otredad marginada y el exilio español en México.” Acercamientos a la narrativa de Luis Arturo Ramos. Eds. Martín L. Camps and Antonio Moreno Montero. Ciudad Juárez: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 2005. 91-100.
  • “Francisco José Amparán: una aportación policíaca a la autognosis nacional.” El norte y su frontera en la narrativa policiaca mexicana. Eds. Salvador Fernández and Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta. México: Plaza y Valdés / Occidental College, 2005. 153-174.
  • “Mapping Border Music: Sonic Representations of la frontera.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 23 (2004): 69-82.
  • “Corridos and la pura verdad: Myths and Realities of the Mexican Ballad” (co-authored with Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta). South Central Review's special issue on "Memory and Nation in Contemporary Mexico," 21.3 (Fall 2004): 129-149.
  • Conjurados de Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz y los niveles discursivos de la historia fronteriza.” Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea9 (July-September 2003): 66-73.
  • “Margo Glantz's Genealogical Textualization: A Chronicle of Redemption.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies1 (January 2002): 95-108.
  • “Ibargüengoitia's Dos crímenes from Novel to Film: Mexican High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Confluencia1 (Fall 2001): 32-41.
  • “In the Text of the Father: Genealogical Haunting in the Work of Silvia Molina.” Hispanófila 133 (September 2001): 123-136.
  • “Border Real, Border Metaphor: Altering Boundaries in Miguel Méndez and Alejandro Morales.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies IV (2000): 131-140.