Jorge E. Cuéllar
Faculty Fellow & Assistant Professor, Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies
Faculty Fellow, Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration & Sexuality (RMS)
Jorge E. Cuéllar is an interdisciplinary scholar of politics, culture, and daily life in modern Central America. Cuéllar's research and teaching focus on Central American Studies, Cultural Studies, and Critical Social Theory.
Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies
- Ph.D. Yale University
- M.Phil. Yale University
- M.A. University of Southern California
- B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
"Vital minimums: El Salvador between youth and old age" Latino Studies, 19, Issue 4, 2021.
"How to Read Equipo Maíz: Cartooning the Political in El Salvador" Radical History Review, 141, 2021.
"Waterproofing the State: Migration, River-Borders, and Ecologies of Control" Comparative American Studies: An International Journal, Vol. 18 (1), 2021.
"Decolonial Groundwork: On Geo Maher's Anticolonial Eruptions" NACLA, April 29, 2022.
"Why Should the U.S. Election Matter to Central Americans?" El Faro, Oct. 30, 2020. [Español] [Italiano]
"Endless Coup, Permanent Struggle: On Nina Lakhani's Who Killed Berta Cáceres?" Los Angeles Review of Books, Sept. 3, 2020.
"On Waving the White Flag" Social Text: Periscope, June 5, 2020.
"El Salvador Needs More than Savvy Messaging" El Faro, April 9, 2020.
"Deportation Contagions" NACLA: Report on the Americas, March 26, 2020.
"Nayib Bukele and the Punitive Option in El Salvador" The Abusable Past, March 2, 2020.
"Salvadoran Militarism and Bukele's Post-Postwar" El Faro, February 13, 2020.
"The CAFTA Template: Understanding Central American Migration in a Time of Dispossession, Repression, and Environmental Crisis" The Border Chronicle, May 26, 2022.
"Social Control in El Salvador" Latino Rebels Radio, April 7, 2022.
"Interview on El Salvador's Bitcoin experiment" The Crypto Syllabus, Dec. 20 2021.
"Entrevista sobre criptomonedas en América Latina" El Salto Diario, Dec. 20, 2021.
"El Salvador: a legalização da Bitcoin e a fragilização da Democracia" Shifter, Nov. 29, 2021.
"Jorge E. Cuéllar on El Salvador and Bitcoin" A Correction Podcast, Nov. 23, 2021.
"Hasta Encontrarles: The Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants and Root Causes of Migration" Mahindra Center for the Humanities, Harvard University, Oct. 21, 2021
"El Salvador Becomes First Nation to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender Amid Growing Authoritarianism" Democracy Now!, Sept. 16, 2021.
"El Salvador's Bitcoin Law" Al-Jazeera English, Sept. 7, 2021.
“How the Pandemic Made Us Even Less Equal: Challenges and Opportunities in Africa and the Americas,” Drexel University, Feb. 26, 2021.
"On Disaster and the Future of Central America" Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium Distinguished Lecture at Villanova University, The College of New Jersey, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University, Feb. 22-26, 2021.
"As Pandemic Epicenter Shifts to Latin America, Gov’ts Use COVID-19 as Pretext for Police Repression" Democracy Now!, May 29, 2020.