Ángel Lozada, 1998
|Born||October 10, 1968|
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
|Alma mater||George Washington University, |
Johns Hopkins University,
New York University,
The European Graduate School
|Notable works||La patografía, |
No quiero quedarme sola y vacía,
El Libro de la Letra A
Ángel Luis Lozada Novalés (Ángel Lozada) is a Puerto Rican novelist, activist, educator and scholar.
He was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, in 1968. He has a Bachelors in Sciences from The George Washington University (1990) and a Masters in Science from Johns Hopkins University (1998). He is a Ph. D. candidate at the European Graduate School. He also engaged in graduate studies in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University under the supervision of Prof. Eduardo Subirats Rüggeberg. He has studied creative writing with Chilean author Diamela Eltit. He has published two novels, La Patografía and No quiero quedarme sola y vacía.
Ángel Lozada was a Jesuit from the Maryland Province (1994-1996). He has been initiated in several African American religious traditions, and is a Palero (since 1998) and a Santero priest (since 2000), and has studied with several Palería, Ifá and Santería priests in New York City. He is also a professional intuitive Tarot Reader, and has studied divination and the esoteric tradition with Rachel Pollack and Christine Payne-Towler.
Lozada now lives in Pittsburgh, but formerly lived in New York City.
Lozada's controversial writings focus on marginalized subjects, animalization, colonization, transculturation, the Puerto Rican Diaspora, and recently, on the relationships between writing, schizophrenia, power and culture as they are deployed via academic discourses and languages. He has written extensively about the experiences of the Puerto Rican Gay subject within the larger context of postmodern, postindustrial American society.
Angel Lozada is currently at the PhD program in Philosophy, Art and Social Thought at the European Graduate School.
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