Professor John-Michael Rivera is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research and teaching interests include: eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century American and Chicana/o literature; culture studies; cultural geography and political philosophy; critical race studies; American and ethnic studies; visual studies, and photography. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992 and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. His most recent selected honors and awards are the Summerlee Foundation Research Grant in Texas History for 2004/2005 and the Junior Faculty Development Award from CU-Boulder in 2003. His current projects are a creative project, Somewhere in Amexica, and a book, The Location of Chicano Literature.