Appointed By: Barack Obama
Date of Appointment: Mon, 2013-01-07
Term Expiration: Fri, 2018-01-26
Ramón Saldívar is the Hoagland Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford University. Dr. Saldívar’s research focuses on Chicano and Chicana studies, literary theory, and post-colonial literature. His publications include Figural Language in the Novel: The Flowers of Speech from Cervantes to Joyce, Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics of Difference and The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary. He served on the Editorial Board of American Literature and Modern Fiction Studies from 2003 to 2007, on the Board of Governors of the University of California Humanities Research Institute from 1994 to 1997, and on the National Council of the American Studies Association from 1993 to 1995. Dr. Saldívar received the 2011 National Humanities Medal. He earned his B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and his Ph.D. from Yale University.