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Carlos von Son, Ph.D.


Ph.D., M.A., and B.A., University of California, Irvine

Research Interests
Parody and irony in Mexican literature, contemporary Mexican, Latin American and Chicano literature, contemporary theater in Mexico, Latin America and Chicano cultures.

Dr. Carlos von Son is a multidisciplinary professor teaching general studies courses at The National Hispanic University. He has also taught humanities courses at California State University San Marcos and multicultural courses at Palomar College and other junior colleges. Dr. von Son received Palomar College's prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007–2008). He was on the executive board of Encuentros Leadership Organization, and he is very active in helping Latino students graduate from high school and college. He has published various articles on Mexican literature as well as the book Parody in Mexican Literature. In addition, he was the editor with Mario Martin Flores of a collection of essays based on border issues named Cross Crossings/Entrecruzamientos, has also written and staged various plays, and has produced two documentaries. He has organized countless cultural events including the San Marcos University and Palomar College multicultural carnival, the Inter-Language Poetry Festival at Palomar College, and Day of the Dead festivals in San Diego and San José.


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