Jorge Guerra, M.F.A.

Lecturer, Latina/o/x Studies and Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing

Jorge Guerra is a Lecturer in Latina/o/x Studies and the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing at the University of Iowa. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Jorge Guerra received his B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing at California State University/Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a Dean's Graduate Research Fellow.

His research includes the Guatemalan Coup D'état of 1954, US-Cold War involvement in Guatemala/Latin America, the disappearances of Guatemalans during the Guatemalan Civil War, and Central American immigration in the United States. He finished his short story collection and is currently working on a novel on the outset of the Guatemalan Civil War.

At U Iowa, he has taught courses on queer Latina/o/x studies, Latina/o/x film, and Latinx immigration literature.

He is an active member of the UI Latinx Council, serves as a mentor for the Storm Lake Scholars Program, and teaches the section of LATS:2280 Introduction to Latina/o/x Studies which is required for members of the Unidos Living Learning Community.

photo of Jorge Guerra
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2014

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Iowa City, IA 52242
United States