Guzman welcomed to faculty
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ricardo Andrés Guzmán is a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese with a specialization in US Latino Literature and Culture. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona in 2013. His dissertation, entitled “From the Politics of Citizenship to Citizenship as Politics: On Universal Citizenship, Nation and the Figure of the Undocumented Immigrant,” looks at how ideas of citizenship and nation have been conceptualized in political thought ranging from the contexts of the French and American revolutions through contemporary philosophers, and re-examines key texts and important moments in both the history of Chicano nationalism and in the sociopolitical conflicts over immigration law in the US. His doctoral research was aided by several awards including a Mellon Summer Dissertation Fellowship in 2012 and a tuition scholarship to attend the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University during the summer of 2010. He recently authored “From Highways to High-Rises: The Urbanization of Capital, Consciousness and Labor Struggle in Ken Loach's Bread and Roses,” which was published in the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, v. 16 (2012), pp. 101-118.