Jose Antonio Villaran

TitleGraduate Student Instructor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLiterature Department,
Creative Writing Program
AffiliationsCreative Writing Program,
Chicano Latino Research Center,
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Phone(415) 583-0575
OfficeHumanities 234
Campus Mail StopLiterature Department
Jose Antonio Villaran

Research Interests

Creative Writing / Experimental Writing / Cross-Genre Writing / Documentary Poetics / Translation(al) Studies / Critical Race and Ethnic Studies / Critical University Studies / Contemporary US Latinx Literature

Biography, Education and Training

Jose Antonio Villarán is the author of la distancia es siempre la misma (Matalamanga, 2006) and el cerrajero (Album del Universo Bakterial, 2012). In 2008 he created the AMLT project, an exploration of hypertext literature and collective authorship; the project was sponsored by Puma from 2011-2014. His third book, titled open pit, is forthcoming from AUB in 2017. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of California-San Diego, and is currently a PhD student of Literature at the University of California-Santa Cruz.    

Selected Publications

- la distancia es siempre la misma; Editorial Matalamanga, Perú, 2006.

- el cerrajero; Album del Universo Bakterial, Perú, 2012.

- tajo abierto; Album del Universo Bakterial, Perú, 2017 (forthcoming)

Selected Exhibitions

The AMLT Project: Hypertextuality and Collective Authorship

           - La Culpable & Neo Mutatis; Perú 2010.

           - TMDG, Encuentro Internacional de Diseño; Argentina 2010.

           - Colombia Sticker Art Festival; Colombia 2012.


Courses Taught

LIT-90; Introduction to Creative Writing (Winter 2016)
LIT-90; Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 2016)
LIT-179C; Methods and Materials - Writing as Collective Art Making (Spring 2017)