Dr. Christopher Gonzalez

Assistant Professor

Office: Ag/IT Suite 222
Phone: 903-468-8225
Email: Chris.Gonzalez@tamuc.edu

Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Christopher González joined the Department of Literature and Languages in 2012. He also serves as Interim Associate Dean for the College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts. He specializes in 20th- and 21st-century literatures of the United States across such narrative forms as the novel, nonfiction, graphic narrative, and film. He has published on Latina/o literature, ethnic American literature, comics, narrative theory, and science fiction film. He is the author of Reading Junot Díaz (U of Pittsburgh P), co-author of Latinos in the End Zone: Conversations on the Brown Color Line in the NFL (Palgrave Macmillan), and co-editor of Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future (U of Texas P).

New projects include: Hospitable Imaginations: The Possibilities of Latina/o Narrative, a study of the affordances and constraints faced by Latina/o authors shaped by readerships, editors, and publishers, forthcoming from Ohio State UP; and an exploration of the works of comics artist Gilbert Hernandez, Beto’s Burden: The Comics of Gilbert Hernandez, forthcoming from U of Mississippi P.

González is, with Frederick Luis Aldama, co-editor of the “World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction” book series with U of Texas P.

Curriculum Vitae: Gonzalez.pdf