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Alberto Ledesma

alberto ledesmaBesides working as a Diversity Director at UC Berkeley-from where he graduated three times over—Alberto Ledesma has also published academic articles and poetry, and four previous short stories: three in Con/Safos: A Chicana/o Literary Magazine, and one, as a chapbook, in Gary Soto’s Chicano Chapbook Series (#17). He has been a faculty member at CSU Northridge, Monterey Bay, and UC Berkeley. His essays have appeared in ColorLines and New American Media. He has also participated in Sandra Cisneros’s Macondo Workshop and in the VONA Writers Workshop. His Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer and his Undocumented Alphabet are a series of visual vignettes—drawings and prose—that focus on his experience as an undocumented immigrant student during the early 1980s. His latest essay, “On the Grammar of Undocumented Silence,” along with several of his art pieces, will be published as part of a special issue of The Harvard Educational Review on undocumented immigration later this fall.