Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

University of Minnesota Press (Fall 2011)

David J. Vázquez served as the 2011-12 interim director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon and an associate professor of English.

Publisher’s Synopsis: “Just as mariners use triangulation, so, David J. Vázquez contends, Latino authors in late twentieth-century America employ the coordinates of ideas of self to find their way to new, complex identities. Through this metaphor, Vázquez reveals how Latino autobiographical texts, written after the 1960s rise of cultural nationalism, challenge mainstream notions of individual identity and national belonging in the U.S.” Go to University of Minnesota Press for full details.

“David J. Vázquez offers new ways of understanding Latino/a autobiographical narratives by bringing together self, community, and nation. Triangulations makes a significant contribution to the scholarship on nationalism, literary studies, and autobiography.”—Frances Aparicio, Northwestern University