Portales, Marco 1948-
PORTALES, Marco 1948-
Born October 22, 1948, in Edinburg, TX; son of Toribio (a grocery store owner) and Carmen (Moya) Portales; married February 12, 1972; wife's name C. Rita; children: Carlos Antonio, Marie Christina. Ethnicity: "Mexican American." Education: University of Texas—Austin, B.A., 1970; State University of New York—Buffalo, Ph.D., 1974. Religion: Roman Catholic.
Home—3800 Chaucer Ct., Bryan, TX 77802. Office—Department of English, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843; fax: 979-862-2292. E-mail—[email protected].
University of California—Berkeley, assistant professor of English, 1974-79; University of Houston—Clear Lake, TX, associate professor of English, 1979-91; Texas A & M University, College Station, executive assistant to the president, 1996-97, and member of English faculty. Texas Southwest College, dean of arts and sciences, 1986-88. Public speaker.
Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (president, 1992-94), Modern Language Association of America, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education.
Youth and Age in American Literature, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1989.
Crowding Out Latinos: Mexican Americans in the Public Consciousness, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2000.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Quality Education for Latinos, Too, with wife, Rita Portales; Latino Sun, Rising.
Marco Portales told CA: "I write to help improve the lives of Latinos in the United States."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, February 1, 2000, Gwen Gregory, review of Crowding Out Latinos: Mexican Americans in the Public Consciousness, p. 107.
MELUS, summer, 2001, John S. Christie, review of Crowding Out Latinos, p. 267.