Christopher   R.  Carmona

Assistant Professor  

Office: BSABH 2.418
Phone: (956) 882-7302
Email: christopher.carmona@utrgv.edu

Dr. Christopher R. Carmona

Dr. Carmona is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program and Mexican American Studies. He received his PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Poetics from Texas A&M University in 2012.





Selected Publications


  • Christopher Carmona. El Rinche: The Ghost Ranger of the Rio Grande. Donna, Texas: Jade Press, 2018.

  • Christopher Carmona. "Remember Me," San Antonio, TX: Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine 9, no. 4 (August 2017): 19.

  • Christopher Carmona. 140: Twitter Poems. Donna, TX: Jade Publishing, 2017.

  • Christopher Carmona, Trinidad Gonzales, Emilio Zamora, Aimee Villareal, Angela Valenzuela, Juan Carmona, and Rogelio Sáenz. Ruben Cortez, Jr. State Board of Education Representative, District 2 Ad Hoc Committee Report on Proposed Social Studies Special Topic Textbook: Mexican American Heritage. Austin, TX: Texas State Board of Education, 1, November 2016: 230.

  • Christopher Carmona. "Another Refugee Poem," Alton, TX / Raving Press: Lost: Children of the River, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016.

  • Christopher Carmona. "Cartas Caras," Pueblo, Colorado: Pilgrimage Magazine 40, no. 2 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016): 33.

  • Christopher Carmona. "Refugees…Not Illegals!!!," San Francisco, CA: Tecolote 45th Anniversary Issue Summer, no. 2016 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016): 55-56.

  • Christopher Carmona. The Road to Llorona Park. Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016.

  • Christopher Carmona. "Strange Leaves". Pittsburg, PA: Astr(ix): A Journal of Art, Criticism, And Literature, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016: 27-35.

  • Christopher Carmona, Robert Johnson, and Chuck Taylor, ed. The Beatest State in the Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writing . Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Press, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016: 342.



Selected Presentations


  • Christopher Carmona. "Intergenerational Trauma & Memory: History Carried Through Generations Lecture Series - Public Lecture with Dr. Christopher Carmona," Intergenerational Trauma & Memory: History Carried Through Generations Lecture Series , Houston Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX (January 2018)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Writing from an Unremembered Past: A Presentation on El Rinche: The Ghost Ranger of the Rio Grande," Resilience en el Valle: Remembering the Matanza of 1915, Refusing to Forget Project, Brownsville, TX (October 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Writers from el Valle: Christopher Carmona and Isaac Chavarría discuss their work," CUNY MFA Readings Series, MFA Program at CUNY, New York, NY (October 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Creative Writing Pedagogy Panel," Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference, Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, San Antonio, TX (September 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Poetry Panel," Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference, Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, San Antonio, TX (September 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Latinx Writing in a Post-Hamilton World," 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference, Latinx Literature and Cultural Studies Association, Boston, MA (May 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Guerillaista Publishing: Activism Through Libritos & Broadside Posters," New Orleans Poetry Festival 2017, New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans, LA (April 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "El Rinche: The Ghost Ranger of the Rio Grande," National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco Conference, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco, College Station, TX (February 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Telling: Writing in a Post-Hamilton World Workshop," National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco Conference, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco, College Station, TX (February 2017)

  • Christopher Carmona. "#RejectThisText: A Discussion on the Fight Against the Proposed Textbook, Mexican American Heritage," 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2017)

Current Courses

MASC 2301 07 - Intro to Mex Am Studies:
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ENGL 3351 09 - Creative Writing I:
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ENGL 7311 09 - Thesis II:
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ENGL 7310 01 - Thesis I:
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