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. "The Earthquake That Destroyed My Mexico City," Lamar University Press, Beaumont TX: Writing Texas, 5, no. 1 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2018: 92.

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

  • Christopher Carmona. Report to The Texas State Board Of Education In Support Of TEKS For Mexican American Studies From The National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Tejas Foco Committee On Mexican American Studies In Pre-K-12 Education. April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018.

  • Christopher Carmona. "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Could Never Fist Fight in Heaven," McAllen, TX: Resilience: Voices of Witness & Recuerdos on the Border, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017.

  • Christopher Carmona. "The Modern Struggle: The Affluent, The Poor, and The Storytellers," New York City, NY: The Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2017 Multilingual Anthology, 1, no. 1 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017: 57.

  • 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.



Selected Presentations


  • Christopher Carmona. "Time to Think In The Facebook Era: Writers Negotiating the Worlds of Online Spaces," Gemini Ink Writers Conference, Gemini Ink, San Antonio TX (July 2018)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Modern History of the Rio Grande Valley," Hacemos la Ciudad - History of the Land, Las Imaginistas, Brownsville TX (July 2018)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Resilience in a Time of Terror: Writing the Unrecorded History of La Matanza of 1910-1920 in the Frontera of the Rio Grande Valley," Scholars for Life, Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, Edinburg, TX (March 2018)

  • Christopher Carmona. "Los Rinches and the History of the Rio Grande Valley," Race and Racism in the Rio Grande Valley, Frontera Progressives, Brownsville Central Public Library (February 2018)

  • 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)

Current Courses

MASC 6390 02I - Indigenous & Latinx Writing Th:
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ENGL 7311 02 - Thesis II:
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ENGL 3351 06 - Creative Writing I:
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MASC 2301 05 - Intro to Mex Am Studies:
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ENGL 6390 01I - Special Topics in English:
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MASC 6390 01I - Indigenous & Latinx Writing Th:
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