Professor on ‘Minority Rights, Bicycle Justice’

For Immediate Release:  March 30, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — Raymond L. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Spanish at the University of California-Riverside, is the author of 15 books on Latin American literature and a bicycling commuter.

He will discuss “Minority Rights, Bicycle Justice: The Greening of the Americas from South to North,” Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Bloomsburg University’s Kehr Union, Multicultural Center.

Williams, who has taught at the University of California-Riverside since 1997, specializes in modern Latin American literature, with a concentrated focus on published fiction. His books cover topics such as the Colombian novel, postmodern fiction in Latin America, and the latest generation of writers associated with the “McOndo” and “Crack” generation born in the 1960s.

His recent publications, related to literary and cultural studies, have been eco-critical approaches to modern Latin American fiction. He also co-authored a chapter, “Rascuache Cycling,” for the book, “Bike Justice.” The recipient of several Fulbright Scholarships to Colombia, Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Kansas.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.