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Michael Hames-Garcia

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  • Title: Professor, Academic Advisor Ethnic Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-0905
  • Office: 303 Alder Bldg
  • Office Hours: Spring term: none
  • Interests: Chicana/o, U.S. Latina/o, and African American literatures and cultures; prisons in the United States; gender and sexuality; theories of identity and the self
  • Website: Website

Course Links

Winter 2016
ES 460/560 Top Postcol/Eurocentri

Education

BA, English, Willamette University, 1993
Ph.D., English, Cornell University, 1998

 

Teaching

Dr. Hames-García regularly teaches undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies such as ES 254 Introduction to Chicano and Latino Studies, ES 301 Theoretical Perspectives, ES 352 Social Equity and Criminal Justice, ES 440/540 Race, Literature, and Culture, and ES 450/550 Race and Incarceration.

Publications

Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity, (Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press, 2011)

Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader, co-edited with Ernesto Martínez (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011) (Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Anthology)

Fugitive Thought: Prison Movements, Race, and the Meaning of Justice
(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004)

Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism, co-edited with Paula M. L. Moya (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000)

Identity Politics Reconsidered, co-edited with Linda Martín Alcoff, Satya Mohanty, and Paula M. L. Moya (Palgrave, 2006)

   

 

 

Statement

Prof. Hames-García grew up in the Portland, Oregon area, where he graduated from Rex Putnam High School. After leaving Oregon to attend graduate school and then living and working in New York, Indiana, Alabama, and California for 13 years, he happily returned to Oregon in 2005 to join Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. He served as department head from 2006-2011. He was also director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality Studies (CRESS) from 2006-2011 and director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) from 2014-2015.


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