Guadalupe Escobar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Gender, Race, and Identity and English
Guadalupe Escobar


Guadalupe Escobar holds a joint faculty position in English and Gender, Race, and Identity. Her highly interdisciplinary work is on contemporary literature of the Americas and, in particular, transamerican decolonial expression in the context of U.S. intervention and its aftermath. Her current book project, Testimonial Afterlives: Hemispheric Human Rights Storytelling, examines testimonio, a Latin American 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. Before arriving at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018, she was a postdoctoral fellow at New York University.

Courses taught

  • U.S. Writers of Color
  • Gender, Literature, and the Arts
  • Latinx Literary and Cultural Studies (graduate seminar)
  • Adulting in “America”
  • Ecofeminisms (graduate seminar)

Research interests

  • Hemispheric American studies
  • Chicanx and Latinx studies
  • Critical ethnic studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Life writing
  • Documentary filmmaking


  • “Rethinking Refugeeness in Diasporic Documentaries” in Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context, ed. Gloria Chacón and Mónica Albizúrez (New York: Modern Language Association of America, forthcoming).
  • "Toward a Willful Rereading of The Revolt of the Cockroach People." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 44.1 (Spring 2019): 53-82.


  • 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