Divisional Dean for Arts & Humanities
Associate Deans

John-Michael Rivera is an associate professor of English and the former director for the Program for Writing and Rhetoric. His first book, The Emergence of Mexican America, won the Thomas J. Lyon Best Book Award, and his second book, UNDOCUMENTS, recently won the Kayden Award. 

He has edited, introduced, and translated two books for the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project and has published widely in scholarship, essays, memoir, creative nonfiction and poetry. He was the curator of El Laboratorio, a literary space for Latinx writers, and co-creator of CrossBorders, an international collective of writers and artists engaging borders.  He teaches creative nonfiction, writing studies, Latinx studies, 19th century American literature and culture and documentary studies.