Frank García

Frank García


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Office Hours

By Appointment

Frank García is an Assistant Professor of English and affiliate of the Department of Africana studies and program in American studies. His research and teaching specialize in Latina/o/x and American literature, film, and culture; gang and prison literature and film; and critical race and queer studies. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal of Popular Culture, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Black CameraMELUS, The Journal of American Culture, and Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Currently, he is completing a book tentatively titled (De)Colonial Clicas (under contract with the University of Texas press), which studies masculinity, crime, violence, and gang culture in Latina/o/x gang literature and film.

Courses Taught

Reading Latina/o/x Literature
Reading Film
Prison Literature in the United States
Latina/o/xs in Film
Multi-Ethnic American Literature
Race, Racism, and White Supremacy (Graduate)


Ph.D. English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.A. English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A. English, University of California, Riverside
A.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences, Riverside City College