- 20th and 21st Century Studies
- Film Studies
- Latino/a Literature
Juan Alonzo’s area of concentration is 20th-century American literature and culture, with specialization in Chicano/a literature and film studies. Dr. Alonzo is interested in exploring literature and popular culture’s engagements with modernity. His current research examines literary and cinematic representation of ethnic identities, from the turn-of-the-century to the present.
- Chicano/a Traditions in the American Novel
- Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes: The Ambivalence of Mexican American Identiy in Literature and Film