Department: Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: (310) 206-3568
Keywords: Mexico, Argentina
Professor María Cristina Pons was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Due to political repression in her home country, she went into exile in 1976. She lived in Mexico City for ten years, then move to Canada and later to California. She received her M.A. in Latin American Literature from the University of Alberta, Canada, and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
She was a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, and has taught Chicano Studies and Latin American studies as faculty of the César Chávez Department at UCLA since 1998. She is the author of Más allá de las fronteras del lenguaje: Un análisis critico de Respiración artificial, a critical study of the coded ficitional writing under censorhip, which was published by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1998. She also published an analytical and theoretical study of the Latin American historical novel, Memorias del olvido: Del Paso, Garcia Márquez, Saer y la novela histórica de fines del siglo XX, also published in México by Siglo XXI, 1996. This book became an internationally well known and widely used by University faculty and students abroad.