In Memoriam: Jaime Nicolopulos, 1945–2010
Posted: December 16, 2010
James R. Nicolopulos, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and LLILAS and CMAS affiliate since 1992, died of cancer in Austin on December 1, 2010. Known to all as Jaime, he was an eminent scholar beloved by his students and colleagues.
Professor Nicolopulos earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and was widely respected for his knowledge of Renaissance Hispanic and colonial Latin American poetics. But he was perhaps best known for his work on border corridos and a landmark biography of singer Lydia Mendoza. He was the organizer of many conferences at UT, among them Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz: Her Life, Works, and Times in 1995.
Jaime will be greatly missed by his many friends, students, and colleagues at the University of Texas. He is survived by his wife, Christina, of Austin and son, Tasho, of San Francisco.
See the full obituary at Austin-American Statesman.