Program in Comparative Literature

John Morán González

Associate ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University

Associate Professor of English
John Morán González



Latino/a Literature; Chicano/a Literature; Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Narrative Theory; Postcolonial Studies


John Morán González is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) at Princeton University and earned two graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) from Stanford University. He is the recipient of major fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation. He is a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the Department of American Studies, the Program in Comparative Literature, and the Center for Women and Gender Studies. His major research interests include Latino/a literature, especially Chicano/a literature; late nineteenth-century US literature and culture; narrative theory; postcolonial theory; cultural studies. He is on the Advisory Board for the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, and served upon the Executive Committee for the MLA Division for Chicano/a Literature. 


González, John Morán. The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels. Ohio State University Press, 2010.


González, John Morán. Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican-American Literature. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.


  1. González, John Morán. Rev. of Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative by Theresa Delgadillo and Hispanic Immigrant Literature: El sueño del retorno by Nicolás Kanellos. American Literature 84:2 (June 2012): 459-61.

González, John Morán. "Aztlan @ 50: Chican@ Literary Studies for the Next Decade." Aztlan: A journal of Chicano Studies 35:2 (Fall 2010) 173-176.

Gonzalez, John M., Hinojosa-Smith, R. & Gilb, D. (2007, October) Rolando Hinojosa-Smith and Dagoberto Gilb interviewed by John M. González. Austin Review of Books, 4-5.

Gonzalez, John M. (2004) The Whiteness of the Blush: The Cultural Politics of Racial Formation in María Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don. In A. Goldman & A. Montes (Eds.), María Amparo Ruiz de Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives  (pp.153-168). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Gonzalez, John M. (2004, September) The Warp of Whiteness: Domesticity and Empire in Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona. American Literary History, 16(3), 437-465.

Gonzalez, John M. (1999, June) Interpreting California and the West. Western American Literature, 34(2), 186-191.

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