Frank García

Graduate Student

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Latina/o (especially Chicana/o) Literature, Film, and Culture; 20th and 21st Century Black American Literature; 20th and 21st Century American Literature; Prison, Gang, and Migration Narratives; Politics and Sports; Race, Racism, and White Supremacy; Women of Color Feminism; and Queer of Color Critique


  • ENGL 245: The Short Story
  • ENGL 104: Intro to Film
  • ENGL 116: Intro to American Literature
  • ENGL 109: Into to Fiction
  • RHET 105: Writing and Research

Office Hours

  • All day everyday can’t stop won’t stop


Journal Articles

  • García , Frank. "Recovering the Chicano Social Problem Film: Racial Consciousness, Rita Moreno, and the Historiography of The Ring (1952)." Black Camera: An International Film Journal 11.2 (2020): (Forthcoming.).
  • García, Frank . "Entre Maricones y Locos: Disidentifications, Counterpublics, and Dino Dinco's Homeboy ." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 44.1 (2019): 132-159.
  • García , Frank . "Inside the NBA: Black Dandyism and the Racial Regime." Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Special Issue on Art and Activism) 51.2 (2018): 103-136.
  • García, Frank. "American Cinema's Return to the Borderlands: Migrant Criminalization, Critical Identity Politics, and Nativism in the Trumpian Era." The Journal of American Culture 47.3 (2018): 279-296.


  • García, Frank. Rev. of Mexico on Main Street: Transnational Film Culture in Los Angeles Before World War II. Film & History 47.2 (2017): 66-68.
  • García, Frank. Rev. of Continental Shifts: Migration, Representation, and the Struggle for Justice in Latin(o) America. Latino Studies 14.3 (2016): 423-425.

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