Doug was born in Salt Lake City but grew up in Statesboro, Georgia, where his father taught German at Georgia Southern University. Doug served a mission in northern Mexico (Torreón: 1984-85) that included assignments in the Mormon Colonies and the Mennonite Camps of the state of Chihuahua. Doug married Terri L. Jackson in 1986 and the two have five children and one granddaughter. Doug loves to read, travel, and ride bicycles and motorcycles. He graduated from BYU in 1988 (BA Spanish) and the Pennsylvania State University in 1997 (PhD Latin American Literature). He has been a professor at BYU since 1995. Doug’s research and teaching emphases include Latin American literature and film, representations of the period of Discovery and Conquest, and Mexico at mid-Century (1920-1968, with particular focus on Rosario Castellanos and Juan Rulfo).
BA, Brigham Young U., 1988; PhD, Pennsylvania State U., 1997
Twentieth-Century Spanish American Narrative (especially Mexico), Hispanic Film, Colonial Literature, Historical Novel
Honors and Awards
- Humanities Center Fellow, Humanities Center, College of Humanities (2016 - 2017)
- Laurel Trilce de Oro, Capulí, Vallejo y Su Tierra XVI (2015 - 2015)
- American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2015 - Present)
- Latin American Studies Association (2015 - Present)