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Kevin Guerrieri, PhD

Chair (All Languages)
Associate Professor, Spanish

Kevin Guerrieri, PhD, teaches courses on Latin American literature and culture and on the Spanish language. His research is focused on Latin American literature, specializing in Colombian narrative, with interests in cultural discourses of modernity and national formation, displacement and testimonio, and violence and human rights in Latin American cultural production, among other areas. Guerrieri is the current president of the Asociación de Colombianistas, an international organization that promotes the study of Colombia in the areas of the humanities and the social sciences.

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, Spanish
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, Spanish
B.A.,  Western State College of Colorado, Spanish and Business Administration

Scholarly and Creative Work

Guerrieri’s book Palabra, poder y nación: la novela moderna en Colombia de 1896 a 1927 is an exploration of multiple discourses of modernity, both in the sense of the physical modernization of the nation and the aesthetics of literary modernismo, as reflected in five different Colombian novels of the period: De sobremesa, Ibis, Diana cazadora, Pax, and Cosme. His current research focuses on the interrelation of displacement, configurations of space, and subject formation as they are expressed in contemporary Colombian narratives. Other publications have appeared in Hispania, Explicación de Textos Literarios, and Literary Research/Recherche littéraire, among others.

Teaching Interests

Guerrieri teaches a wide range of courses, including Introduction to Cultural Analysis, Cultural History of Latin America, Spanish for Business and Social Innovation, and more specialized courses on the Latin American Novel, the Latin American Short Story, and on the aforementioned research topics, among others. Many of Guerrieri’s courses integrate community-engagement projects, and he has broad experience teaching in study-abroad programs at USD (in Antigua, Guatemala; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guadalajara, Mexico; Barcelona and Madrid, Spain). He is a recipient of USD’s Innovation in Experiential Education Award