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Javier Guerrero

  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish America
Field: • Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Visual Culture; Film Studies
Office: 346 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-2940
Office Hours: Wed 2:00-4:00pm
Javier Guerrero


Javier Guerrero holds a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from New York University and a Licenciatura in Film Studies from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He specializes in twentieth-century Latin American literature and culture with an emphasis on gender and sexualities, and visual culture. Before coming to the US, he was President of the Venezuelan Cinemateca Nacional, where he curated more than 25 International Film Series and Festivals. Guerrero has coedited Excesos de Cuerpo (Eterna Cadencia 2009, reprinted in 2011) and the two-volume dossier Cuerpos enfermos/Contagios culturales (Estudios 2010, 2011). His scholarship also includes a book on the Venezuelan filmmaker Mauricio Walerstein and the novel Balnearios de Etiopia (2010). He has completed the book-length manuscript El cuerpo bajo sospecha: Exhibicionismo y cultura visual en América Latina. Currently, Guerrero is working on a new book, Synthetic Matter: Dolls and Horror in Latin America, and a series of essays on archive and culture. Before joining Princeton University, he taught at NYU, Wesleyan University and Lawrence University.