Jose "Joe" Barerra
Joe Barrera is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, with front-line experience on the Laotian-Cambodian borders during the Battle of Dak To and the Tet Offensive. He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. Joe has taught American literature, Chicano/a Literature, U.S. Southwest Culture, Mexico/U.S. Border Studies, American Ethnic Studies, American History, and American Multiculturalism. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics to both academic and lay audiences. Joe Barrera is the former director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is now the editor and publisher of La Revista Almagre/The Almagre Review, an online literary magazine dedicated to publishing fiction, poetry, drama, and political essays by writers in Colorado and the western United States. The Almagre Review has published issues with the creative work of Chicano/a writers and work by U.S. military veterans.