Manuel Cuellar

Prof. Manuel R. Cuellar

Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature
Address: Phillips Hall

Manuel R. Cuellar focuses on Mexican literary and cultural studies with an emphasis on race, gender, and sexuality. He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Spanish and Italian from the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained in colonial and modern Latin American literatures, Dr. Cuellar engages questions of performance, especially as they concern dance, indigeneity, and negritud in Mexico, combining ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, and studies of contemporary and classical Nahuatl. His current book project, tentatively titled Assemblages of a Festive Nation: Queer Embodiments and Dancing Histories of Mexico, examines embodied cultural performances in contemporary Mexico. 

Classes Taught

Mexican Literature and Culture