Lynn Stephen (photo by Michael McDermott)

During the 2011-12 academic year, I will be on a sabbatical leave at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego completing a book project. I am delighted to be leaving CLLAS in the capable hands of (newly tenured) associate professor of English David Vázquez, who specializes in U.S. Latino/ literature.

David has been a long-time supporter and collaborator with CLLAS and an active advisory board member. His forthcoming book, Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latina/o Identity, promises to add much to our knowledge of how contemporary Latino/a literature and autobiography influences identity construction and our national sense of belonging in the U.S. David has exciting plans for developing new dimensions of CLLAS and for boosting our grantwriting and fundraising capacity during his tenure. I have greatly enjoyed watching CLLAS develop during the past year and know it will continue to grow in exciting directions under David’s leadership next year.

Saludos, Lynn Stephen, Director, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies