Teaching Assistant Professor
2017, Ph.D. Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, University of Southern California
2015, M.A. Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, University of Southern California
2004, M.F.A. Cinema-Television, University of Southern California
1999, A.B. Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies, Princeton University
Guillermo Rodríguez-Romaguera is an academic scholar and filmmaker from Puerto Rico. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture and an M.F.A. in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California as well as an A.B. in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies from Princeton University.
While his love for writing has been lifelong, he cultivated his talents at Princeton while workshopping a novel under the mentorship of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison. He continued to develop an impressive academic resume, but his passion for storytelling, specifically exploring the horror genre and representing marginalized voices, compelled him to become a filmmaker. His queer thriller The Shadows premiered at Los Angeles’s Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival and was immediately purchased for distribution. He has edited a multitude of television shows and films including Where the Road Meets the Sun, the documentary Born and Bred as well as edited/produced the indie coming of age feature Sweet Thing, which debuted at the Seattle International Film Festival.
He is the author of Mirrors to the Unconscious: Spanish Meta-Art and Contemporary Cinema, currently under review at Bloomsbury, and his work has been published in Studies in European Cinema, Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America and the Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies. His current academic project The Fluid Gaze of Latinx Spectatorship: Transgender and Interracial Visual Pleasure in the Horror Film re-thinks the horror genre as the site of a complex intermingling of gender and racial identities for its Latinx audience. He is also currently in preproduction for the genre bending horror film Baby.To read more, visit my website
- Mirrors to the Unconscious: Spanish Meta-Art and Contemporary Cinema (under review)
- “Hermetic Space as Abstraction of the Mechanisms of Censorship: Symptomatic ‘Archive Fever’ in Carlos Saura’s La madriguera.” Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies 2.1 (2018), pp. 1-16.
- “The Quixotic in Horror: Self-Generating Narrative and Its Self-Critical Sequel in Wes Craven’s Self-Reflexive Horror Cinema.” Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 37.2 (2017), pp. 143-168.
- “‘Y te sacarán los ojos’: The Defiance of Reconstituted Sight in Dictatorship and Post-Dictatorship Spanish Cinema.” Studies in European Cinema 13.2 (2016), pp. 119-133.
- “Luis Buñuel (1900-1983)” (article for retrospective Objects of Desire: The Films of Luis Buñuel sponsored by the Embassy of Spain), 2016 Fall/Winter Spanish Cultural Program US & Canada, Spain arts & culture, Washington DC.
- 2020 Foundation of Hope for Research & Treatment of Mental Illness Advanced Grant
- 2020 Fall 2020 Online Course Design Support Grant (UNC Chapel Hill)
- 2020 Remote Instruction TA Program (UNC Chapel Hill) [Stipend for Teaching Assistant]
- 2019 Faculty Development Grant for Online Courses (UNC Chapel Hill)
- 2019 CFE/Lenovo Instructional Innovations Grant – Gaming Pedagogy
- 2018 Summer Research Travel Grant (Buenos Aires)
- 2018 Digital Literacy Project Funding (UNC Chapel Hill)
- 2016-2017 USC Graduate School Endowed Fellowship
- 2016 Del Amo Foundation Summer Research Award (Madrid and Barcelona)
- 2015-2016 USC Dornsife College Graduate Merit Award
- 2015 CSLC Summer Award
- 2014 Del Amo Foundation Summer Research Award (Madrid and Barcelona)
- 2014 CSLC Summer Award
- 2013-2014 Del Amo Foundation Endowed Fellowship
- 2012 Frederick and Dorothy Quimby Memorial Fellowship
- 2003 Outstanding Student Filmmaker Grant, The Caucus Foundation for Producers, Writers and Directors
- 2002-2003 The Rodolfo Montes Memorial Scholarship
- 2001-2003 Harold C. Lloyd Foundation Scholarship
- 1998 Princeton Atelier with Toni Morrison and Gabriel García Márquez
- 1995-1997 Princeton University Scholarships
- ENGL 257 – Video Games and Narrative Cinema
- ENGL 256 – Crafting the Dramatic Latinx Film: Theory Meets Practice
- ENGL 164 – Introduction to Latina/o Studies
- ENGL 148 – Horror
- ENGL 143 – Film and Culture
- ENGL 105 – English Composition and Rhetoric
- CMPL 254 – Horror and the Global Gothic: Film, Literature, Theory
- CMPL 262 – Film and Politics
- CMPL 55 – Comics as Literature