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Roberto Lovato

Assistant Professor

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Roberto Lovato is the award-winning author of Unforgetting (Harper Collins), a “groundbreaking” memoir the New York Times picked as an “Editor’s Choice.” Newsweek listed Lovato’s memoir as a “must read” 2020 book and the Los Angeles Times listed it as one of its 20 Best Books of 2020. As founder and lead strategist of #DignidadLiteraria, Lovato joined authors Myriam Gurba and David Bowles in the historic campaign that led to concrete commitments to Latinx writers in the U.S. from Macmillan and other major U.S. publishers. He is also the recipient of a reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center. Journalist Lovato reports on numerous issues—racism, criminal justice, psychedelics and health, violence, terrorism, the drug war and the immigration and refugee crisis—from across the United States, Mexico, France, Spain, Venezuela, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Haiti, among other countries. His essays and reports from around the world have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Guernica Magazine, The Believer, the Boston GlobeForeign Policy Magazine,The RumpusTheGuardianThe Los Angeles TimesDer SpiegelLa Opinion, and other national and international publications.