Pronouns: he, him, his
Óscar Reynaga is originally from southern California. He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and M.A. from the University of Iowa. As an undergrad, he studied abroad in Mendoza, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Havana, Cuba. He currently teaches Spanish at Central College in Pella, IA and also serves as the Dean for the Class of 2023. In addition to teaching Spanish and courses about the Latinx experience in the U.S., he has co-developed short-term study abroad trips for Central students in México, Costa Rica and Perú. At Central College, he serves as the faculty advisor for Common Ground, which supports LGBTQ students and allies, and also OLAS (Organization of Latinx-American Students) that supports the ever-growing Latinx student population on campus. His teaching and research interests include contemporary Latin American and Chican@/Latin@ literature, film theory, queer theory, popular culture and media studies.