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Greg Dawes Named to Distinguished Professor Rank

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Dr. Greg Dawes (right) receives the CHASS Alumni Distinguished Research Award from CHASS Dean Jeff Braden (April 29, 2010).

Dr. Greg Dawes, professor of Latin American Studies and faculty member of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has recently been appointed to the ranks of distinguished professors.

Dawes is a scholar of Latin American literature and culture and past recipient of the CHASS Alumni Distinguished Research Award (2010). He attended the University of Northern Iowa (BA and MA) and completed his PhD at the University of Washington (1990).

As a child, he spent his formative years in Córdova, Argentina, where his parents were working as missionaries. He and his wife Marcia have two daughters, Amanda and Giuliana.

The author of several books on Latin American poets such as Pablo Neruda, Mario Benedetti, Vicente Huidobro, among others, Greg Dawes has been visiting professor at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and at the Universidad de Chile. In 2003, he co-founded A Contracorriente, a refereed journal on Latin American studies, and has served as its editor ever since. He is also founder and managing editor of Editorial A Contracorriente, a press associated to the journal.

Posted by S. F. Sotillo

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