Director, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program
Expertise: Latino/a studies, Translation studies, Immigration studies, Bilingualism/Biculturalism, Multicultural children's literacy, Student success and higher education policy
Ethriam Cash Brammer is a Chicano writer and scholar from El Centro, California.
He holds a doctorate in English from Wayne State University and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University.
He currently serves as the Director of the federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at Eastern Michigan University.
Dr. Brammer is a translation scholar, translating a number of works of early U.S. Latino/a literature, including The Adventures of Don Chipote: Or, When Parrots Breast Feed, by Daniel Venegas (Arte PÃºblico Press, 2000); Lucas Guevara, by Alirio DÃaz Guerra (Arte PÃºblico Press, 2003); and, Under The Texas Sun, by Conrado Espinoza (Arte PÃºblico Press, 2007).
He is also a passionate advocate for increasing childrenâ€™s literacy and has been deeply involved in efforts to support programs such as El DÃa del NiÃ±o/El DÃa del Libro and PRIME TIME Family Reading Time, two programs supported by the American Library Association. He is also the author of two original bilingual childrenâ€™s books: My Tataâ€™s Guitar/La guitara de mi tata (Arte PÃºblico Press, 2003) and AllÃ¡ en el Rancho Grande/The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch (Arte PÃºblico Press, 2004).