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Juan D. Mah y Busch - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Juan D. Mah y Busch

Professor of English and Chair of Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Juan D. Mah y Busch researches and writes about the interplay between awareness and agency. With a specialization in literary and cultural studies – especially their postcolonial, feminist and marxist strands – and formal training in meditation, his writings and courses explore the relationship among power, awareness, and lived experience. His current research pursues two related strands. Through critical ethical theory, aisthesis, and the study of literature, he writes about the role of aesthetic agency for an ethics of survival and life. In The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, he also has published on the interaction between critical and contemplative pedagogies. Juan lives in Northeast Los Angeles with Irene and their children, Iza, Paolo Josué, Serén, and Brooklyn.

Education (3)

Cornell University: Ph.D., English Language and Literature 2003

Cornell University: M.A., English Language and Literature 1998

University of California at Los Angeles: B.A., American Literature & Chicana/o Studies 1993

Areas of Expertise (5)

Literary Cultural Studies

Contemplative/Meditation Studies

Chicana/O Studies

Ethical Theory

Multi-ethnic American literatures

Affiliations (4)

  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies (NACCS)
  • The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
  • American Literature Association

Languages (1)

  • Spanish