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Orlando Lara

Associate Director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Rees-Jones Hall, Rm. 219|817-257-4704



MFA, Creating Writing, Cornell, 2011
MA, Anthropology/Culture and Media, NYU, 2006
BA. Chicana and Chicano Studies, Stanford, 2003

Courses Taught

CRES 10103: Engaging Difference and Diversity in America
CRES 60003: Graduate Introduction to Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Areas of Focus

Borders and Migration
Public Art and Social Justice
Creative Writing
MAS/Chicano Studies
Critical Ethnic Studies

Orlando Lara is an artist, scholar, and educator working at the intersections of art, critical pedagogy, and ethnic studies. He comes to Fort Worth from Houston where he worked as an organizer and educator for 5 years. He is currently helping to build the new CRES program at TCU, serving as its first Associate Director, and continues to work on visual, literary, and activist projects.