Contact Information

Office: GH-406

Voice: 657-278-3446

Dept: 657-278-3163

Chris Ruiz-Velasco

Associate Professor


Chris Ruiz-Velasco earned his Ph.D. from UC, Riverside in 2001. He has published in College Literature, Midwest Quarterly, and The Explicator.


Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

M.A., University of California, Riverside

B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Research Areas

Contemporary Novels, Crime Fiction, Critical Whiteness Studies, Masculinity, & Narrative and Critical Theories.

Courses Regularly Taught

20th Century American Literature, Early American Literature,  British and American Modern Novels, Postmodern Novels, & 20th-21st Century Critical Theories.


“‘Lost in these Damn White Halls’: Power and Masculinity in Walter Mosley’s Fiction.” which appeared in Midwest Quarterly

“Order Out of Chaos: Whiteness, White Supremacy, and Thomas Dixon Jr.” which was published in College Literature.

Office Hours

Spring 2024

TTh 11:30AM - 12:30PM

T 2:30PM - 3:30PM