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Carlos Gallego (he/him) is originally from the U.S.-Mexico border town of Nogales, AZ (raised on both sides of the border). He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1994, and afterward attended Stanford University where he received his doctorate in English literature in 2003. While finishing his dissertation, Carlos worked as an educator with at-risk middle school and high school students in central and south Tucson. His research interests include Chicano/a studies, 20th century American literature, comparative ethnic studies, philosophy and critical theory, and cultural studies. He has published work in the academic journals Arizona QuarterlyBiography, Aztlan, Cultural Critique and Western Humanities Review, and has also edited a special edition of the Arizona Quarterly on “Migration and Movement(s) in Chicana/o Literature.” His book, Chicana/o Subjectivity and the Politics of Identity: Between Recognition and Revolution, was published in 2011, and his most recent book, Dialectical Imaginaries: Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism (co-edited with Marcial González) was published in 2018. His current book project examines psychopathy and identitarianism in contemporary American culture.

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