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LALS 50th Anniversary!

Stay tuned for anniversary events beginning in the Fall 2024 semester!
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Ralph Cintron, PhD

Emeritus Faculty

English and LALS


Building & Room:

2012 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2736

CV Download:

Cintrón CV


Ralph Cintrón is Professor of English and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He just finished two years of being the interim director of LALS.  He is a former Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, honorable mention winner for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing from the American Anthropological Association, and was recently elected as a Fellow to the Rhetoric Society of America.  He is the author of Angels’ Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday as well as Democracy as Fetish.  He is also the co-editor of Culture, Catastrophe + Rhetoric and Co-Pi of 60 Years of Migration: Puerto Ricans in Chicagoland.  He is currently writing with a philosopher Volatilities and the End(s) of Sovereignty, a text that contextualizes planetary heating inside modernity’s political economy.