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Richard Rodriguez

Richard RodriguezBorn: 31-Jul-1944
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Essayist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hunger of Memory

[1] Richard Rodriguez, "My Heterosexual Dilemma", Pacific News, 16 October 1998: "As a gay man, I do not expect other Americans -- male or female -- to approve of my sexuality. But I demand the right to be. And I refuse to be saddled with responsibility for what is wrong with male-female relations."

Father: Leopoldo Rodriguez
Mother: Victoria Moran Rodriguez

    University: BA, Stanford University (1967)
    University: MS, Columbia University
    University: PhD English Renaissance Literature, UC Berkeley
    Scholar: Warburg Institute, London (1972-73, on a Fulbright)

    Fulbright 1972
    Mexican Ancestry (both parents)

    PBS NewsHour Video Essayist

Author of books:
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez (1982, essays)
Mexico's Children (1990)
Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father (1992)
Brown: The Last Discovery of America (2002)

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