Francisco Olvera


Research Interests: 

20th Century/ Contemporary Multi-Racial/Ethnic Literature(s) of the United States; Critical University Studies; Post45 Studies; Literary History


Francisco received his BA in English from UC Santa Barbara, graduating summa cum laude. While there, he was a McNair Scholar and Radio DJ for the community station KCSB. His honors thesis, titled, "The Paradoxes of Belonging in Post-Civil Rights Multi-Ethnic American Literature" explored the affective contradictions at play within the contemporary years of racial capitalism.