Professor Ricardo Cruz

Professor
Former Associate Chair (2012-2015)
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Cruz is the author of the novels Straight Outta Compton and Five Days of Bleeding.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Creative Writing, Black Literature, Hip-Hop Studies.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • (Re)Defining the Black Aesthetic, Relationship of Music and Fiction, (S)Language, Avant-Pop (Popular Culture in Fiction).
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • CAS Outstanding Service Award,
  • 2011
  • College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award
  • 2011