Roberto Rodríguez – Dr. Cintli – is an emeritus associate professor in the Mexican American Studies Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he has taught since 2008. He was born in Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles. He received his Bachelors at UCLA in 1976 and his Masters and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He is a longtime award-winning writer who through the years has written for many publications, including being a nationally syndicated columnist for 12 years (1994-2006), first with Chronicle Features, then with Universal Press Syndicate. His latest book is Writing 50 Years (Más O Menos) Amongst the Gringos. Smiling Brown: People the Color of the Earth, is forthcoming. Currently, he writes a bi-monthly column for The Progressive Populist and directs the Raza Killings Database Project.
Book by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
WRITING 50 YEARS (más o menos) AMONGST THE GRINGOS is a compilation of 91 separate pieces of writings, that includes journalistic columns and articles, essays, short stories, poems, cantos, huehuetlahtolli, academic work, and excerpts from seven books that span the last five decades of Dr. Cintli's life, from 1973-2021. Not only does this collection document his personal life's work and evolution as a writer, journalist, columnist, academic and public intellectual, it also chronicles those movements and issues that have been, and are, important to la Raza Mexicana and the Xicanx/Latinx people in the U.S. Designed as a multi-and-interdisciplinary reader for the general public, and for college/university and high school students in Indigenous/Chicanx/Ethnic Studies and Journalism/ Communications courses, this book includes discussion questions, writing prompts and activities for teachers and students at the end of each decade.
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