Kevin Guerrieri, PhD

Kevin Guerrieri
Phone: (619) 260-7827
Office: Founders Hall 130

Associate Professor, Spanish
Director, Latin American Studies
ILVI Faculty Co-Director

  • PhD, University of California, Riverside, Spanish
  • MA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Spanish
  • BA,  Western State Colorado University, Spanish and Business Administration

Kevin Guerrieri, PhD, joined the faculty in 2002. He teaches courses on Latin American literature and culture and on the Spanish language. His research is focused on Latin American literature and cultural production, specializing in Colombian narrative, as well as Scholarship of Engagement. Guerrieri was president (2013-2017) of the Asociación de Colombianistas, an international organization that promotes the study of Colombia in the areas of the humanities and the social sciences. He is the current director of the Program in Latin American Studies (PILAS), a faculty liaison for the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness, and Social Action, and faculty co-director of Impact Linda Vista Initiative (ILVI).

Scholarly 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. Other publications have appeared in Revista Iberoamericana, Hispania, and Explicación de Textos Literarios, among others. His current research focuses on contemporary cultural production and human rights.

Areas of Interest

Prof. Guerrieri teaches a wide range of courses, including Introduction to Cultural Analysis, Cultural History of Latin America, Spanish for the Professions and Social Change, and more specialized courses on Human Rights in Latin American Cultural Production, Latin American Novel and Short Story, 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.