Today, October 25, Dr. Tiffany Ana LÃ³pez was appointed to the TomÃ¡s Rivera Endowed Chair in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Riverside campus of the University of California.
This is a great distinction not only within the UC system but throughout the United States as Dr. LÃ³pez is the third Chicana to hold such an endowed post. Dr. Maria Herrera-Sobek was our first in 1997.
Dr. LÃ³pez is appointed for a five-year term. The Endowed Chair provides leadership on campus, in the region, and in the nation in Chicana/o and Latina/o creative writing and may embrace research issues central to TomÃ¡s Rivera’s life. The Endowed Chair coordinates the Annual TomÃ¡s Rivera Conference. Finally, the Endowed Chair serves as ambassador to the TomÃ¡s Rivera Archive.
Join me in sending our warmest and loudest and purely Chingona congrats to one of our MALCS leaders.
Karen Mary Davalos
Professor and Chair
Loyola Marymount University