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José David Saldívar
(? - living) U.S.A.

Jose Saldivar

Litherary theorist, Professor, Ethnic Studies


José David Saldívar is the chair of the Ethnic Studies program at the University of California's Berkeley campus. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of the scholarly journals ALH and Nepantla.

He is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including a University of California President's Research Fellowship in the Humanities, a William Rice Kimball Fellowship (Stanford Humanities Center), and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for Study in Modern Society and Values.

His books include The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique and Literary History (1991), and Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies (1997). Presently, he is working on a book on The War of 1898 and US Empire. The book explores the histories and narratives of the cultures of US imperialism.

Additionally, it raises methodological questions about the paradigms of American studies, the formation of Latinamericanism, and cross-genealogical subaltern studies (South Asian and Latin American), as well as theoretical questions about militarism, nationhood, aesthetics, postcolonialism, and divergent modernities.


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