Spring 2021 Tomás Rivera Conference – Jennine Capó Crucet: A Reading and Conversation

University of California, Riverside

The Spring 2021 Tomás Rivera Conference 

Alex Espinoza, Associate Professor, 
Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and English

The annual Tomás Rivera Conference, initiated in 1988, honors the legacy of Tomás Rivera by providing an international forum for reflection on the contributions of Chicanos and Latinos in the worlds of the arts, literature, creative writing, culture, business, medicine, and education. 


Jennine Capó Crucet

A Reading and Conversation

May 11, 2021
Tuesday 12:00-1:00 pm PST 
Our events will be held virtually on Crowdcast. 

Please click here for our schedule and to register.  
Events are free and open to all. 

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of two books: the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice book, the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, and the Miami Herald; and the story collection How to Leave Hialeah, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. Her writing has appeared on PBS NewsHour, in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. She's currently a Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times, as well as a previous recipient of an O. Henry Prize, the Picador Fellowship, and the Hillsdale Award for the Short Story, awarded by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Raised in Miami, Florida, she is currently an associate professor at the University of Nebraska in the Department of English and the Institute for Ethnic Studies. In the years prior to becoming a professor, she worked as a college access counselor at One Voice, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that serves first-generation college students from low-income families. Her third book, a collection of essays called My Time Among the Whites (Picador, 2019), investigates through a personal lens concepts of race, gender, immigration, and the “American dream” since the 2016 election.

Information: Alex Espinoza, 
Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair aespi062@ucr.edu

Photo credit: M. McGivern 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event