University of California, Riverside

The 2021 Tomas Rivera Conference

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

The annual Tomas Rivera Conference, initiated in 1988, honors the legacy of Tomas 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.

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

A Reading and Conversation

February 10, 2021
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm

Our events will be held virtually on Crowdcast.
Please click here for our schedule and to register.

Events are free and open to all.

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio  is an immigrant from Brooklyn and Queens, Harvard graduate, Yale PhD student, and writer who has contributed to The New York Times, The New Republic, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, n+1, This American Life, and more. She is the author of. The Undocumented Americans, which was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in nonfiction. She lives in New Haven with her partner and her dog.

Information: Alex Espinoza,
Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair

Photo credit: K. Bejar


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