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Juan Felipe Herrera Juan Felipe Herrera

Professor

Office: 4143 INTS
Phone: (951) 827-5027
E-mail: juan.herrera@ucr.edu

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Professor Herrera's curriculum vitae (PDF format)

During the last three decades Professor Herrera has received numerous awards and fellowships including various National Endowment for the Arts Writers' Fellowships, four California Arts Council grants, the UC Berkeley Regent's Fellowship, the Breadloaf Fellowship in Poetry, and the Stanford Chicano Fellows Fellowship. With twenty-one books in total, during the past ten years, Professor Herrera's publications include fourteen collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children. His literary endeavors have garnered the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Hungry Mind Award of Distinction, the Americas Award, and the Focal Award. Herrara is also a community arts leadership builder with youth-at-risk and migrant communities, and an actor with appearances on film and stage. The Upside Down Boy, a musical for young audiences based on his book, was well received in New York City in 2004.