Dr. Manuel Murrieta-Sald­var

Associate Professor of Spanish & Literature

Personal

Born: Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México

Languages

Native speaker of Spanish. Speak, read, write English. Read Portuguese.

Education

Ph.D., Hispanic Literature and Latin American Studies.
Dissertation: Visión sobre Estados Unidos de América en la crónica mexicana: un análisis ideológico. Arizona State University, 1998
M.A., Spanish.
Thesis: “Naco is beautiful”, la práctica mexicana del discurso alternativo: herencia y características en la crónica de Carlos Monsiváis. Arizona State University, 1993
B.A., Hispanic Literature.
Thesis: Mi letra no es en inglés, la resistencia cultural sonorense en la poesía de El Tucsonense. Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, 1990

Manuel Murrieta-Saldivar

Contact Information

Building Location: Dorothy & Bill Bizzini Hall
(Classroom Building) 
See Building #2: Map

Office Location: C207B - See Map

Phone: (209) 664-6825

E-mail: MMurrieta@csustan.edu

Office Hours: by appointment

Author's blog

Editorships

1997- Present Founder and editor-in-chief of Editorial Orbis Press, Spanish language publishing house.

www.orbispress.com
Editorial Orbis Press is a Spanish language publishing house. Its mission is to offer Spanish language books to the Latino community, and filling that empty space of publishing Spanish language academic and creative literature books in USA.  We have produced more than 70 books and have received recognition from academia, cultural institutions, and social organizations.  We have participated in books fairs, symposia, and conferences organized by city authorities and educational institutions in USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain.  We have produced academic books for respected Chicano Latino authors and academician in prestigious institutions such as Arizona State University, University of Arizona, University of Colorado, University of California Irvine, Phoenix College, Glendale Community College, etc. We have maintained relations with institutions such as “Instituto Sonorense de Cultura”, Hispanic Association for the Humanities-USA, Spanish Professionals in America, Sonora-Mexico Writers Association.

1996 –Present Founder and editor-in-chief of cultural and literary newspaperCulturadoor.

www.culturadoor.com
Culturadoor.com is a Spanish language website devoted to intellectual development throughout the nation.  It was created to provide Latino students and professionals an opportunity to express their talents in writing by recognizing and publishing many works of art within our Hispanic community and culture.  Culturadoor.com edits and publishes works by authors whose place of origin range from Europe, Latin America, Mexico, the USA-Mexico border, and Northern California.  Published works include Spanish language short creative stories, poems, analytical essays, and news coverage of cultural events.  We have dedicated a special section to our California State University-Stanislaus Spanish language students: the “Electronic Spanish Research and Creative Writing Workshop”.  Students from courses on Spanish, Chicano, Mexican, and Latin American literature and culture have the opportunity to have their work published, and improve their research and creative writing skills.  Culturadoor.com targets not only the academic circle but also the community at large. The web site receives around two hundreds visitors per day. Besides texts, the site includes a video section, photo galleries, and social networking—facebook, twitter, etc.

Teaching Experience

  • 2007- Present. Assistant Professor of Spanish and Literature. Philosophy and Modern Languages Dept. California State University-Stanislaus. Turlock, California.
  • 2006- 2007. Internet Spanish instructor 100 and 200 levels.  Phoenix College. Phoenix, AZ
  • 2002-2005 Seminars about Mexican Culture, and Spanish Conversation courses.  Private lessons, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 2003 Upper division  seminar about Mexican chronicle and Journalism for El MonitorHispano staff. Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 2000-2001 Spanish Conversation and Hispanic Culture courses 200 and 300 levels. Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 1999 Upper division seminar about Journalism, and Spanish Writing workshop for El Monitor Hispano staff. Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 1996 Summer. Instructors’ coordinator, and teacher, Spanish 200 and 300 levels. Anthropology Department of Arizona State Universty. Total inmersion courses in Ensenada, Mexico.
  • 1995 Seminar about Mexican and Latino culture in USA, and Financial Spanish. Bank of America, Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1995 Seminar about Mexican and Latino culture in USA, and Financial Spanish. Chase Bank, Tempe, Arizona, and Orlando, Florida.
  • 1994-1997 Teacher Assistant. Spanish 200 and 300 levels, Arizona State University, Tempe.
  • 1992-1993 Teacher Assistant. Spanish 200 and 300 levels, Arizona State University, Tempe.
  • 1991-1992 Upper division professor of Creative Writing. University of Sonora, Mexico.
  • 1991-1992 Upper division professor of History and Literature. University of Sonora, Mexico.
  • 1989-1990 Teacher Assistant. Spanish 200 level, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • 1986-1987 Creative Writing collective workshop. Hispanic Lit. Dept., University of Sonora. Hermosillo, Mexico.

Publications - Books

Alejados del instinto. Poetry. Nuevo Laredo, México: Editorial Atreyo, 2011. 108 pp.   

         Prologue by Rosy Paláu (Book in digital and printed version).

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  3. La grandeza del azar: eurocrónicas desde París. 2nd ed.Chronicles and stories about Europe with US-Mexico border perspective. Turlock, CA:  Editorial Orbis Press, 2010. 185 pp. Prologue by Mia Lilly (CSU-Stanislaus).
  4. La gravedad de la distancia. Historias de otra Norteamérica. Short stories and chronicle texts. Hermosillo, Mex.: Editorial Garabatos, 2009. 200 pp. Prologue by Dr. Armando Miguelez (Academia Language Institute, Alicante, Spain)
  5. Volviendo a vivir. Entrevistas con don José Aguilar. Literature and Journalism series. Turlock, CA: Editorial Orbis Press, 2009. 119 pp.
  6. La grandeza del azar: eurocrónicas desde París. Chronicles and stories with US-Mexico border perspective. Hermosillo, Mex.: Instituto Sonorense de Cultura, 2006. 186 pp.
  7. Háblame a tu regreso. US-Mexico transborder novel. Phoenix, AZ: Editorial Orbis Press, 2004. 116 pp. With presentation in back cover by Chicano author, Dr. Alejandro Morales, University of California, Irvine.
  8. Gringos a la vista. Essay, Mexican vision of USA. Phoenix, AZ: Editorial Orbis Press, 2006. 238 pp. 2nd ed. Includes pictures and bibliographical references. Prologue by Mexican essayist Guadalupe Aldaco.
  9. De viaje en Mexamérica. Chronicles and stories . Phoenix, AZ: Editorial Orbis Press, 2004. 168 pp. 2nd ed. Edited by the author. Prologue by Dra. Graciela Silva-Rodríguez (ASU, Mesa College).
  10. Mi letra no es en inglés. Essay of Chicano poetry. Phoenix, AZ: Editorial Orbis Press, 2003. 112 pp. 2nd ed. Edited by the author. Includes reproductions of El tucsonensenewspaper, pictures and bibliographical references.
  11. Gringos a la vista. Essay, Mexican vision of USA.Phoenix, AZ: Editorial Orbis Press, 2001. 200 pp. Includes bibliographical references. Prologue by Chicano expert Dr. Manuel Hernandez, ASU. With presentation in back cover by Dr. David W. Foster, Arizona State University, Tempe.
  12. De viaje en Mexamérica. Chronicles and stories. Hermosillo, Mex.: Instituto Sonorense de Cultura, 1992. 153 pp.
  13. Mi letra no es en inglés. Essay of Chicano poetry. Hermosillo, Mex.: Instituto Sonorense de Cultura, 1990. 118 pp.  Includes bibliographical references. Prologue by Prof. Volker Shüler Will, University of Sonora.

Publications - Articles & Chapters in Books

  1.  “En París tras don Porfirio”. Chronicle. Revista Universidad de Sonora # 27 (2009): 44-45.
  2.  “El ala oscura” In Laberintos encerados. Antología de minificciones, edited by E. Domínguez, and I. Mondaca. Hermosillo, Mexico:  Editorial Garabatos, 2009.
  3. “Sonorenses, pioneros del periodismo en Arizona” (article). La línea del cosmonauta # 8/9 (2008): 7-8.
  4. "El poder de la familia en la novela del siglo XIX” (academic essay). Revista Universidad de Sonora # 23 (2008): 10-12.
  5. “La Parcela de José López Portillo y Rojas, romanticismo tardío en defensa del hacendado mexicano” (academic essay). Arenas blancas. Revista literaria # 9 (2008): 4-9. Refereed
  6. “Los espacios del cronista” (academic essay). Revista Universidad de Sonora # 21 (2008): 53-55.
  7. “Eleazar Dojaque o cuando el poder se convierte en risa.”  Culturadoor.  Mar. 2006: 7.
  8. “Alonso Vidal descansa en cenizas.”  Culturadoor.  Aug. 2006: 16-17.
  9. “Influencia de las relaciones culturales entre Sonora y Arizona”. Sonarida. 10. 20 (2005): 60-63. (Published also in English under the title “The Influence of Cultural relations between Sonora and Arizona”).
  10. “Presentación.” Prologue. In Antonio Cárdenas Contreras. Ensayos claves sobre cine latino. Phoenix, AZ: Editorial Orbis Press, May 2005: 6-7.
  11. “Presentación.”  Prologue. In Antonio Cárdenas Contreras. Teoría y prática de la literatura. Ensayos académicos. Phoenix, AZ: Editorial Orbis Press, Jan. 2005:  5-6.
  12. “Jorge Ibargüengoitia: el orden (norteamericano) es conveniente pero…”  El Independiente.  Voces del Desierto section. 14 Mar. 1999: 22.
  13. “José Vasconcelos ante la indiferencia.”  El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section. 28 Feb. 1999: 20.
  14. “Justo Sierra ante Estados Unidos.” El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section.  21 Feb. 1999: 25.
  15. “Guillermo Prieto, América a todos por igual.”  El Independiente.  Voces del Desierto section. 14 Feb. 1999: 23.
  16. “Cronistas mexicanos observando al imperio.”  El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section. 7 Feb. 1999: 21.
  17. “El Fronterizo y El Tucsonense: Pioneros del Periodismo Cultural.” El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section.  27 Sep. 1998: 12.
  18. “El pollo loco en pleno Melrose Place.” El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section. 20 Sep. 1998: 10.
  19. “Madre de familia, madre patria, madre divina en Arizona desde principios de siglo.”Culturadoor.  May 1996: 1, 2, 7 and 10.
  20. “García Lorca rescata a Whitman del cieno Americano.”  Culturadoor. Apr.  1996: 1.
  21. “Aquella perdida flota que nos envío Napoleón.”  El Observador.  6 May 1995: 6
  22. “Para evitar la fundación de AmerMéxico.”  El Observador. 29 Apr. 1995: 6.
  23. La influencia andaluza y modernista en Federico García Lorca.” El Observador. 25 Mar. 1995: 6.
  24. “Un poeta, el agua fiestas de la gran fiesta.” El Observador. 4 Feb. 1995: 6.
  25. Monsiváis, Carlos (México, 1938).”  In David W. Foster, ed. Encyclopedia of gay andlesbian writing in Latin America. Westpor, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994: 243-245.  
  26. “La perestroika del General Rodríguez.”  Prensa Hispana, 15 Oct. 1992: 1.
  27. “¿Hacia la narcoliteratura sonorense?” Prensa Hispana. 27 Aug. 1992: 1 and 10.
  28. “Ya no renegados culturales, los chicanos buscan el reencuentro.” Así. Oct. 1991: 47-49.
  29. “En Sonora, el V centenario pasa desapercibido.”  Así.  Oct. 1991: 35-36.
  30. “Análisis de Historia Oficial, ¿retrato político?” El Imparcial. Perfiles section. 14 Oct. 1990: 5
  31. “La ciudad y los perros.”  De Acá. 21 Sep. 1990: 28.
  32. “El discurso cinematográfico de Frida.” El Imparcial. Perfiles section. 26 Aug. 1990: 4
  33. “La cultura chicana.” Opinión. Feb. 1990: 50.
  34. “Guacho” no seas “Chípili.” Opinión.  Oct. 1989: 52-53.
  35. 35. “El poder corruptor de la mafia en Nogales.” Opinión.  Aug. 1989: 52-53.
  36. “Revisión formal y comentarios sobre Poesía sonorense contemporánea 1930-1985, de Alonso Vidal. La obra y su contexto”. Memorias. VIII Coloquio de las literaturas del noroeste. Universidad de Sonora. (1986): 138-141.
  37. “El movimiento armado de 1910 disminuye la tendencia literaria imitadora y da personalidad propia a la narrativa mexicana.” Hayaza. Revista de letras.  10 & 11.  (1985-1986): 128-137.
  38. “De Italia a España y del Marqués de Santillana a Garcilaso de la Vega: consolidación del soneto en lengua española”. Hayaza. Revista de letras.  10 & 11. (1985-1986): 69-79.
  39. “Poesía Sonorense Contemporánea, el libro que hacía falta en la región.” Información. Cultural section. 7 Sep. 1985: 10.
  40. “La infructuosa advertencia de Gregorio”. On Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Información. Cultural section. 11 Aug. 1983: 9.
  41. “La cultura de la carne asada: hacia la posmodernidad.”  Revista Así. N.d.: 46-48.

Publications - Creative Literature

Poems

  1. “Los astros en el cactus”. Poem. Solaluna Revista No. 2 (2010): Electronic journal (www.solalunarevista.com).
  2. “Bocanadas de vida”. El Debate.  August 2007.
  3. “Alejados del instinto.”  Culturadoor.  June-Feb. 1997: 1.
  4. “Promesas de amor en mis neuronas.”  Culturadoor.  Feb.1996: 1.
  5. “Sedante.”  El Observador.  18Mar. 1995: 6.
  6. “No lo recuerdo.”  El Observador.  18 Feb. 1995: 6. 
  7. “Vuela tinta vuela ya!”  El Observador. 12 Jan. 1995: 7.
  8. “Deglutir los pronombres”.  In Raúl Acevedo, ed.  White Feather Anthology.  La otra poesía Sonorense.  Hermosillo, Mex: Ediciones El Sapo, 1993: 63.
  9. “La huida de las cachoras.” El Imparcial. Perfiles section. 12 Apr., 1992: 12.
  10. Included in:  Memoria/Primera Exposición Estatal de Poesía Sonorense 1987.  Hermosillo, Mex: Editorial Uni-Son, 1990: n. pag.
  11. “Aun después.”  El Imparcial. Perfiles section.  2 Aug. 1987: 12.
  12. “Como si te tocara.” El Imparcial. Perfiles section.  2 Aug. 1987: 12.
  13. “Aquí está el papel.” “Quiero.” “Gemidos.” “Jamás llega.”  “Hilando.” In Roberto Vallarino, ed. Primer encuentro de poetas y narradores jóvenes de la frontera norte.  Mexico City: Secretaría de Educación Pública. Programa Cultural de las Fronteras, 1986:  286-289.
  14. “A vivir.”  In Hayaza. Revista de letras.  10 & 11. (1985-1986): 212-214.
  15. “Jamás llega.”  “¿Dónde?”  “De sonrisas.”  In Alonso Vidal, ed. Poesía Sonorensecontemporánea 1930-1985. Hermosillo, Mex.: Gobierno del Estado de Sonora, 1985: 371-384.
  16. “Vuela tinta vuela ya.” Elmedio.  Aug. 1985: 2-3.
  17. “Aquí nos tienen.”  Información.  Bogavante section. 28 Oct. 1984: 8.
  18. “¿Dónde?”  Información. Bogavante section.  29 July, 1984: 8
  19. “De sonrisas.” Información. Bogavante section.  30 Sep. 1984: 8.
  20. “Oda, Oh Da, Oh Daríoh.”  Oasis. 2 (N.d.): 5-6.

Videopoetry

  • A sol pleno. By Inés Martínez de Castro.  First video anthology with poems from Sonora and Arizona. Murrieta poem “Alejados del instinto” is included as part of Arizona Latino poetry. He also was literary consultant and anthologist for the Arizona poems. Produced by Colegio de Sonora and Mexico-USA Fund with a Rockefeller Grant. Hermosillo, Mex. 1998.

Chronicles & Narrative

  1. “Genialidades de Silvio Rodríguez”. Cañasanta. com. Electronic journal. June 2010
  2. “Mi Miami mía”. Andante 26 # 8 (2008): Electronic journal (www.andante26.com).
  3. “El pérsimo de California” . In www.culturadoor.com.  January 2008.
  4. “Orbis en la isla.”  Culturadoor.   Jan. 2007: 9-10.
  5. “Treinta horas de encierro viendo ganar (y perder) al Peje.” Culturadoor.  Aug. 2006: 2+.
  6. “El poder que nació en la calle.”  Culturadoor.  Apr.-May 2006: 8-9.
  7. “Lectura nuestra.” La Voz. 10 Apr.  2002: 7 A
  8. "Estéticos minutos.” La Voz. 27 Mar. 2002: 7 A
  9. “Arraigando ferias.” La Voz. 27 Feb. 2002: 7 A
  10. “Zagatecas[sic], la madre que había olvidado.”  Imagen.  28 July 2001: 22.
  11. “Besos y cohetones del 4 de Julio.” Esfera.  23 July 1999: 6.
  12. “Europa: antes imposible, ahora tangible.”  Culturadoor. May-June 1999: 14+.
  13. “¿Bohemia parisina? Queda su historia para el turismo.” Zopilote. 3.2 (1999): 10+.
  14. “Todos los graffitis llegarán a Roma.”  Zopilote. 2.6 (1999): 11+
  15. “Zapata y Paz de ida y vuelta.” El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section. 24 Jan. 1999: 25.
  16. “El placer del regreso, pronto, por favor.”  El Independiente.  Voces del Desierto section. 17 Jan 1999: 11.
  17. “Bonne année!! La muerte del tiempo pisándoles los pies.” El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section.  10 Jan. 1999: 16.
  18. “Me quedé buscando más milagros.”  El Independiente.  Voces del Desierto section.  27 Dec. 1998: 14.
  19. “Hablando franco, París.” Esfera.  20 Nov. 1998: 6.
  20. “El regreso del sueño imposible.”  El Independiente.  Voces del Desierto section.  20 Dec. 1998: 17.
  21. “Regresar a casa sin ese diccionario.”  El Independiente.  Voces del Desierto section. 13 Dec. 1998: 15.
  22. “De tren en tren, graffiti en movimiento.”  El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section 29 Nov. 1998: 15.
  23. “Una torre que no sirve para nada.” El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section. 1 Nov. 1998: 16.
  24. “Se les está muriendo el alma, se han vuelto viejitos.”  El Independiente. Voces del Desierto section. 18 Oct. 1998: 16.
  25. “Por tu ración de (pos) modernidad.”  Culturadoor.  Feb-Mar. 1997: 1+.
  26. “El deshielo de marzo.”  El Observador.  18 May 1995: 6.
  27. “Era una fiesta en Kino.”  El Observador.  15 Apr. 1995: 6.
  28. “Un clavel marchito sobre la acera.”  El Observador. 8 Apr. 1995: 6.
  29. “La seducción del videogame.”  El Observador.  11 Mar. 1995: 6.
  30. “Ciudad irremplazable.”  El Observador.  4 Mar. 1995: 6.
  31. “El aire cibernético del basquet.” Prensa Hispana.  27 Jan. 1994: 1-2
  32. “Los goles que unieron a las razas.” El Financiero noroeste.  27 Jan. 1994: 5
  33. “El vacío revolucionario del desfile.” In Gerardo Cornejo, ed. Inventario de voces : visión retrospectiva de la literatura sonorense. Hermosillo, Mex: Editorial UniSon, 1992: 73-78.
  34. “El día cero en el campus.”  Prensa Hispana.  3 Sep. 1992: 1+.
  35. “El sol que cruzó el Atlántico hace nueve horas.” De Acá.  13 Aug. 1992: 15.
  36. “Más México después de Tucson.”  Prensa Hispana.  23 July 1992: 1+.
  37. “Cósmico cuatro de Julio.”  Prensa Hispana.  9 July. 1992: 1+.
  38. “Preferir a Caló y a la diosa fortuna.”  Revista Así. Jan. 1992: 52-54.
  39. “Monsieur Fouere, embajador feminista.”  Revista Así.  Jan. 1992: 38-39.
  40. “Carlos Licón enmudeció a la audiencia.”  Revista Así. Nov. 1991: 40-41.
  41. “Paul McCartney por fuera.”  Mucho Gusto. Oct. 1990: 6-7. 
  42. “¡Pónganse trucha con los chivas!”  El Imparcial.  31 Jan. 1988: 15.
  43. “Telúricas lecturas en el Encuentro de la Narrativa.”  El Sonorense.  23 Nov. 1987: 8
  44. “Un silencio inversamente proporcional a un grito de protesta imaginado.”  El Medio. 15 May 1986: 6-7.
  45. “Civismo y asueto oficial, al pie de caudillos y a espaldas de la revolución.”  El Medio, Dec. 1985: 12.
  46. “Nacozari vuelve a recordar a Félix V.”  Información.  2 Dec. 1984: 1-2
  47. “Crónica de un aguacero inesperado.” Información.  7 Aug. 1984: 1-2
  48. “Veo que te ves en el espejo, Ana.”  Información, 25 Nov. 1983: 8
  49. “La otra invasión.” Información. 27 Oct. 1983: 9
  50. “¡Oranges, peanuts, grapes and bananas, marchantito…!  El Sol de Los Angeles.  7 Aug. 1983: n. pag.
  51. “El austriaco que no podrá olvidarnos.” Información. 11 Jan. 1983: 2.

Papers & Lectures

  1.  “Presentation of my book La gravedad de la distancia”.  Special Ceremony.  Uninter-Universidad Internacional. Cuernavaca, Mexico, January 2010.
  2.  “Presentation of my book La gravedad de la distancia”.  II International Conference of Spanish Professionals in America (ALDEEU, in Spanish)”. Phoenix, AZ.  April 2010.
  3.  “Cronistas mexicanos en Estados Unidos”.  Paper. Intercontinental Conference, XXIX Assembly of Spanish Professionals in America (ALDEEU, in Spanish). Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.  June 2009.
  4.  “Gringos a la vista: cronicando al imperio”. Paper. V International Congress. Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades-USA.  Seville, Spain.  June 2009.
  5. "Cultura y literatura hispana en los Estados Unidos" (Hispanic culture and literature in USA). Research. Sociology of US-Mexico border. University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico. March 2008.  
  6. “5 de Mayo. A USA-Mexico celebration”. At Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Chandler, AZ, May 2007
  7. “Gringos a la vista”. Lecture. At California State University-Stanislaus. Turlock, CA. March 2007.
  8. “Periodismo y Sociedad: La grandes corporaciones, la noticia y su efecto en la sociedad”.  Paper and lecture. At IX International Book Fair of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 2006.
  9. “Publishing Latino Books in Arizona”. Lecture at VII Book Fair. Hermosillo, Mex. Oct. 2006.
  10. “Cultural Journalism”. At panel “Publishing and journalism on the border”. 5th Latino Book and Family Festival. Southwestern College, San Diego, CA. May 2004.
  11. “Gringos a la vista”. Lecture. At Latino Authors on the Edge. 5th Latino Book and Family Festival. Southwestern College, San Diego, CA. May 2004.
  12. “Promoción de la lectura y producción literaria”. Lecture with Chicano actor Edward James Olmos and others. At 4th Latino Book and Family Festival. San Bernardino, CA. Dec. 2003.
  13. “Gringos a la vista”. Lecture about cultural and social climate of the United States for Mexicans and Hispanics, as exemplified in writings by Mexican writers since the 19th century. At “Thursday Lunch Talk” program. Phoenix Public Library. Phoenix, AZ. Sep. 2002.
  14. “Gringos a la vista”. Lecture and presentation of book. At III Book Fair. Hermosillo, Mex. Feb. 2002.
  15. “La importancia del español en el mundo editorial”. Paper read at 83 Annual Conference. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. San Francisco, CA. July 2001.
  16. “Gringos a la vista, visión sobre Estados Unidos de América en la crónica mexicana”.
  17. Binational Literature Congress Abigael Bohórquez, San Luis, Mex. Apr. 2001.
  18. “La ficción de los héroes”. Lecture and book presentation at XII Simposium of the Sonoran Historical Society, Hermosillo, Mex. Nov. 1999.
  19. “Simón Golívar”. Essay-chronicle read at III Biannual Coloquium of Graduate Students. Marginalidad. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Aug. 1996.
  20. “De dónde vienes Culturadoor y a dónde vas”. Paper read at VII Binational Encounter of Mass Communication Schools. Culture and Communication, Universidad Iberoamericana Noroeste. Tijuana, Mex. Mar. 1996.
  21. “Lo que el béisbol hizo de nosotros (cuando nos eliminaron)”. Essay-chronicle read at Primer Simposio de Cultura Popular Mexicana.  Organized by Spanish section of the Dept. of Foreing Lang., Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. Feb. 1996.
  22. “El periodismo como instrumento de expresión literaria”. Lecture at course “Literature and Journalism workshop”. Invited by Dept. of Social and Political Siences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Mexico City, Aug. 1995.
  23. “Carlos Monsiváis, cronista urbano”. Lecture at course “Mexico City Literature and Culture”. Invited by Dr. David W. Foster, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. June 1995.
  24. “Carne asada y posmodernidad”. Paper read at The Second Annual Conference on Peninsular and Latin American Literature and Culture. Cultura y Región. Organized by Spanish section of the Dept. of Foreing Lang. and the Center for Latin American Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. Mar. 1994.
  25. “Where is Hermosillo?” Essay-chronicle read at Meet the Writers. University of Iowa, Iowa City. Nov. 1994.
  26. “Mexican alternative discourse”. Lecture at conference The Marxist Interpretation of Culture. Organized by Dr. David William Foster, Department of Foreign Language. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.  Apr. 1991.
  27. “El narrador según Oscar Tacca aplicado a Nos han dado la tierra”. Paper read at First Student Encounter of Literary Analisys, University of Sonora. Hermosillo, Mex. Oct. 1987.

Readings of Creative Literature

  • Discussant, invited, reading of poetry at Latino cultural and literary event entitled “Noche Bohemia”. Sponsored by Arts Council for Monterey County and Poetas Unidos, Salinas, CA. February 2008.
  • Discussant, invited, reading of fiction, “Ahora sí me adentro" at Sociology of US-Mexico border. University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico. March 2008.
  • Invited reading of fiction at the presentation of 2005 winner books of the Sonoran Book Award, organized by the State of Sonora Goverment and Instituto Sonorense de Cultura. Hermosillo, Mex. Dec. 2006.
  • Invited reading of fiction and presentation of book La Grandeza del azar: eurocrónicas desde París at IX International Book Fair of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 2006.
  • Invited reading of fiction and poetry at “XI Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Escritores Horas de Junio. Tributo a José Emilio Pacheco”. Organized by Dept. of Publications of University of Sonora and Sonora Congress. Hermosillo and Kino Bay, Mex. June 2006.
  • Invited reading of fiction at Academic Cultural Event, organized by Pedagogic Center of the State of Sonora and National Pedagogic University.  San Luis, Mex. Feb.  2006.
  • Invited reading of fiction at “El que lee crece y hacer crecer”, organized by the Municipality of Agua Prieta. Agua Prieta, Mex. Apr. 2005.
  • Invited reading of fiction at “Ninth Spanish Graduate Symposium. Pluralidades discursivas, lingüísticas y culturales”. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. Apr. 2004.
  • Invited reading of fiction at “Latino Festival: A Constellation of Stars”, organized by Foreign Language Department, Phoenix College. Phoenix, AZ. Oct. 2002.
  • Invited reading of fiction at “First Encounter of Hispanic Writers”, organized by Mexican Consulate and Mexican Cultural Center, Phoenix, AZ.  Jan. 2002.
  • Invited reading of fiction at “IV Encuentro Nacional de Literatura. Homenaje a Enriqueta de Parodi.”. Organized by Oasis Editorial, University of Sonora and Municipality of Ures. Ures, Mex, June 1999.
  • Invited reading of fiction and poetry. Hispanic Literature Roundtable Series. Special Speaker at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Chandler, AZ. Apr. 1998.
  • Invited reading of chronicles at presentation of 1991 winner books of the Sonoran Book Award, organized by the State of Sonora Goverment and Instituto Sonorense de Cultura.  Hermosillo, Mex. May 1992.

Awards & Honors

  • Háblame a tu regreso selected as reading material in course…. “Contemporary Mexican literature”.  Taught by Dr. Edgar Cota Torres.  Colorado State University, August-Dec 2007.
  • Mi letra no es en inglés selected as reading material in course “Mexican and Chicano/a literature”. Taught by Dr. Tomas….Rhode Island University. Augusto-Dec. 2007.
  • “The Award for Best Publishing House Delegation presented to Manuel Murrieta.” (“Gran Premio Delegación Conferido a Manuel Murrieta.”) Given by Luisa Gándara, First Lady of Puerto Rico, José Carvajal and Dalia Nieves, President and Vicepresident, respectively, of the IX International Book Fair of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Nov. 2006.
  • Háblame a tu regreso selected as reading material in course “Contemporary Mexican literature”. Taught by professor María del Rosario Orozco, Pedro de Gante High School, Nogales, México. 2006.
  • La grandeza del azar: eurocrónicas desde París won first place, chronicles, Sonoran Book Award, sponsored by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Sonorense de Cultura and the State of Sonora Goverment, 2005.
  • Mi letra no es en inglés selected as reading material in course “Mexican and Chicano/a literature”. Taught by Dr. Leo Cervantes, Maya High School. Phoenix, AZ 2004.
  • Gringos a la vista selected as text book in graduate course “Mexican-American/U.S. Latino Thought”.  Taught by Dr. Manuel Hernández, Arizona State University. Tempe 2003.
  • Distigued Hispanic author and personality, Hispanic Heritage Month, by Quepasa.com, Hispanic news services and web news. Phoenix, AZ. Sep. 2003.
  • “La seducción del videogame”, chronicle, won first place in the Third Journalism Award of Sonora, sponsored by Sonoran Journalism Forum, 1992.
  • De viaje en Mexamérica won first place, chronicles, Sonoran Book Award, sponsored by Instituto Sonorense de Cultura and State of Sonora Goverment, 1991.
  • Mi letra no es en inglés won first place, essay, Sonoran Book Award, sponsored by Instituto Sonorense de Cultura and State of Sonora Goverment, 1990.

Translations (English to Spanish) - Books

  • Calbow, Lorraine Lum. Smarly’s Adventures./Las aventuras de Smarly. Light of Mine Press. Phoenix, AZ. 2006.
  • Díaz-Lefebvre, René. Coloring Outside the Lines: Applying Multiple Intelligences and Creativity in Learning/Inteligencias Múltiples.¡Despierte el potencial de aprendizaje!, Editorial  Orbis Press, Phoenix, AZ. 2006. (English version published by John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1999).
  • Emanuel, Robert. Human Dimensions of the Sonoran Desert Ecoregion: A Summary Report/ Dimensiones humanas de la ecorregión del Desierto de Sonora: un reporte resumido. Sonoran Institute, Tucson, AZ. Mar., 2000.
  • Strassels, Paul. Credit when credit is due/Crédito al mérito. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Black Hill. Rapid City, SD, 2000.

Translations (English to Spanish) - Articles

  • National Geographic Society. Transaltions of map "Arizona-Sonora Desert Region/ La Región del Desierto Arizona-Sonora"; and theme side "Sonoran heritage. The human Story/Herencia Sonorense. El lado humano". Includes geoturism texts, captions, credits, and texts written by renowned Tucson writer Tom Miller. Washington, DC. Feb. 2007.
  • Official Translator for City of Phoenix, under two-year contract. Translated numerous documents for different city departments such as: City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center;Valley Metro; Parks and Recreation; Neighborhood Services Department; Community Noise Reduction Program; Public Information Office; Planning Department; Phoenix Public Library. 2004-2006.

Organization of Congresses, Book Presentations, etc.

  • Organizer of book presentation Las anarquistas rioplatenses by Dr. Cristina Guzzo.Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ. Apr. 2004.
  • Organizer of book presentation Soplo mágicos disparates by Dr. Carlos Manuel Rivera. Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ. Apr. 2004.
  • Organizer of Dr. Miguel Méndez’s Lecturer and reading at Maya High School, Phoenix, AZ. Feb. 2003.
  • Organizer of “Confluencias Poéticas”, a Latino poetry festival, Arizona State University, Tempe Mar. 1997.

Journalistic & Editor-in-Chief Activities

  • Press coordinador and chronicle writer for IX International Book Fair of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2006.
  • Journalist and chronicle writer for Mexico’s Presidential Election 2006. Invited by the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE). Mexico City, July 2006.
  • Editor in chief of El Monitor Hispano, weekly newspaper, Phoenix, AZ. 1999.
  • Founder and editor in chief of Culturadoor, cultural and literary newspaper, monthly/bimonthly. Phoenix, AZ 1996-present.
  • Journalist and chronicle writer covering 1994 National Convention U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  San Francisco, CA. Aug-Sep. 1994.
  • Journalist and chronicle writer for “United States Soccer Worl Cup” at Los Angeles, CA. Hired by Prensa Hispana, weekly newspaper. Phoenix, AZ 1994
  • International correspondent and contributor for Prensa Hispana, weekly newspaper. Phoenix, AZ, 1993-1994
  • Founder and editor in chief of “Acá la Cultura”. Cultural section for De Acá, weekly newspaper. Hermosillo, Mex. July 1992.
  • Founder and editor in chief of “Culturasí”. Cultural section for Así, bimonthly magazine. Hermosillo, Mex. Sep. 1991.
  • Press coordinator and chronicle writer for “First encounter of contemporary narrative of Northern Mexico”. Hired by the Humanities Department of University of Sonora andEl Sonorense daily newspaper. Hermosillo, Mex. Nov. 1987.
  • Editor in chief at El Sol de Los Angeles, weekly newspaper. Los Angeles, CA, 1983.
  • Reporter for Mexican President visits to Sonora, and activities of Governor of Sonora.Información, daily newspaper. Hermosillo, Mex.  1981-1982.

Scholarships, Grants & Sponsors

  1. Awarded with California State University Stanislaus,  RSCA Faculty Affairs Grant 2007/2009.  Project: “Vision of contemporary United States from a Mexican-Chicano perspective”.
  2. Applied for private grant. “Publication of conference proceedings book Madrid en la literatura y las artes”. Funded by the Association for the Humanities-USA. Book was published by Editorial Orbis Press, June 2006.
  3. Applied for Sonora-Arizona grant. “Publication of book Poemas de la vida y de la muerte/Poems of life and of death.  By Dr. Marco Jerez. Bilingual edition. Funded by Instituto Sonorense de Cultura (Sonora government institution) and Sonora-Arizona Commission.  Book was published by Editorial Orbis Press, October 2006.
  4. Small Latino businesses, sponsors, and educational institutions, both sides of the border, have economically supported Culturadoor since issue # 1 to present.
  5. Selected for Graduate Academic Scholarship. Granted by the Student Financial Assitance Office, Arizona State University. For the Academic year 1996-97
  6. Selected for Graduate Academic Scholarship. Granted by the Student Financial Assitance Office, Arizona State University. For the Academic year 1995-96
  7. Selected for Graduate Academic Scholarship. Granted by the Student Financial Assitance Office, Arizona State University. For the Academic year 1994-95
  8. Selected by University of Sonora and Arizona State University as exchange student, 1989.
  9. Selected by University of Sonora as exchange student with Arizona State Univesity, 1988.

Professional Society Membership

  • Modern Language Association
  • Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades
  • Escritores de Sonora, A.C.
  • National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies - NACCS