Writing Amongst the Gringos with Dr. Cintli - San Antonio Book Festival
May 21, 2022

Writing Amongst the Gringos with Dr. Cintli

  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Latino Collection Resource Center
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 12:15 PM
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

Writing 50 Years (más o menos) Amongst the Gringos is a curated collection of 91 separate writings that includes journalistic columns and articles, essays, short stories, poems, cantos, huehuetlahtolli, academic work, and excerpts from seven books that span almost 50 years of Roberto “Dr. Cintli” Rodriguez’s life.

About the Author

Roberto “Dr. Cintli” Rodriguez - The San Antonio Book Festival

Roberto “Dr. Cintli” Rodriguez

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.


Roberto “Dr. Cintli” Rodriguez - The San Antonio Book Festival

Carmen Tafolla

A native of the West Side barrios of San Antonio and the first Chicana to direct a Mexican-American Studies Center in the nation, Dr. Carmen Tafolla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books. The first City Poet Laureate of San Antonio from 2012–2014 and the 2015 State Poet Laureate of Texas, Tafolla has been recognized by the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies for work which “gives voice to the peoples and cultures of this land.” In 2018 she became the first Latina to be elected President of the Texas Institute of Letters.

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