Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez

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Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997

MA, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1992

BA, California State University at Chico, 1989


Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez is an unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic. His literary work has been published in anthologies in Spain, Italy, Latin America and the United States, including Malos elementos. Relatos sobre la corrupción social (2012); En la frontera: i migliori raconti della letteratura chicana (2008); Pequeñas resistencias 4 (2005); Se habla español (2000); and Líneas aéreas (1998).  His stories have also appeared in journals including Etiqueta Negra, Los noveles, Paralelo Sur, Revista 0, Camino Real, and Ventana abierta. He recently published a small chapbook with a selection of already published stories, Algún día te cuento las cosas que he visto. He has been invited to give readings from his work at universities and conferences in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. His academic work on US/Mexico border cultures has been published in journals and anthologies in Mexico and the United States. He has also presented this work at international conferences.

Research Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Mexican American cultural studies and literature
  • U.S. Latino literature and culture
  • Border studies
  • 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and cultural studies


Phone: 505-277-5907
Fax: 505-277-3885

Physical Address

Room 413
Ortega Hall
Building # 79 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070