Guadalupe Escobar

Guadalupe Escobar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Guadalupe Escobar



Guadalupe Escobar holds a joint faculty position in the department of English and the Gender, Race, and Identity program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Escobar specializes in 20th and 21st century literature of the Americas, with an emphasis on transamerican decolonial expression in the context of U.S. intervention and its aftermath. Her first book manuscript, "Testimonial Afterlives: Hemispheric Human Rights Storytelling," reassesses testimonio, a genre linked to a plurality of human rights, in its traditional form (life writing) and its innovative modalities (performance, music, and film) since the Cold War. Prior to joining the University of Nevada, Reno, she taught at New York University and UCLA.

Class Materials

  • ENG 345: U.S. Writers of Color
  • WMST 430: Gender, Literature and the Arts 

Research Interests:

  • Hemispheric American studies
  • Chicanx and Latinx literary and cultural studies
  • Latin American literary and cultural studies
  • Media and popular culture studies
  • Performance studies
  • Life writing
  • Critical ethnic studies
  • Feminist, gender and sexuality studies


  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014
  • M.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
  • B.A., English, Philosophy (Law & Society) and Spanish, University of California, Riverside, 2004