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Jhonn Guerra Banda

PH. D. Graduate in Spanish
Graduated from UNC in
Advised by Professor Oswaldo Estrada

Education

B.A. in Literature, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2010.

Diploma/Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, Universidad Autónoma del Perú, 2011.

M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017.

About Jhonn

Jhonn Guerra Banda is from Lima, Perú. Jhonn is a doctoral candidate specializing in the 20th- and 21st-century Latin American narrative. His current interests include gender and sexuality studies, violence and politics. For his master’s thesis, he studied the transgressed version of male sexuality in El goce de la piel (2005) by the Peruvian writer Oswaldo Reynoso. While at UNC, Jhonn has organized and co-organized a variety of events, including the marathon reading for the 30th Aniversary of Cien años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2017), the conference "Transient bodies and Gender Politics in 21st-Century Mexico" (2019) and he was part of the organizing committee of the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies in 2020 and 2021. From 2015 to 2019 Jhonn has been a judge for the annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium organized by UNC at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

Publications

“Violencias, totalitarismos y nuevas masculinidades en Bioy de Diego Trelles Paz.” Vivir la violencia en el Perú del nuevo milenio. Eds. Oswaldo Estrada and Carlos Villacorta. Ediciones MYL, 2023, pp. 205-223.

¿Ser o parecer?: otras masculinidades en Púrpura de Ana García Bergua.” América sin Nombre, No. 25, 2021.

La casa de las flores y la telenovela en tiempos de streaming”. Fronteras de violencia en México y Estados Unidos. Editado por Oswaldo Estrada, Albatros, 2021, pp. 165-179.

“Transgresiones del cuerpo masculino en El goce de la piel de Oswaldo Reynoso.” Latin American Literary Review, Vol. 45, No. 90, July 2018.

“Condenados: Los zombis cinematográficos del ande peruano”. Terra Zombi. El fenómeno transnacional de los muertos vivientes. Antología de Rosana Díaz-Zambrana, Isla Negra Editores, 2015, pp. 251-260.

Book Reviews

Despadre. Masculinidades, travestismos y ficciones de la ley en la literatura peruana by Margarita Saona. Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades. Vo 49, Issue 1, Fall 2023.

Mexico Unmanned: The Cultural Politics of Masculinity in Mexican Cinema by Samanta Ordóñez. The Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies, Vo 7, No 1, 2023.

Mario Bellatin y las formas de la escritura by Héctor Jaimes (ed). Hispanófila, Vo 191, 2021.

Cuentos de ida y vuelta: 17 narradores peruanos en Estados Unidos. Castañeda, Luis Hernán y Carlos Villacorta (compiladores). Literal, January 23, 2020.

Mario Bellatin. El cuadernillo de las cosas difíciles de explicar by Francisco José López Alfonso. Cuadernos de América sin Nombre. No 22, 2017.

Queer Masculinities in Latin American Cinema by Gustavo Subero. MIFLC Review, Vo 16, 2014.

Conferences

“Disidencias y nuevas masculinidades: La bisexualidad como paradigma de deseo en Fruta verde de Enrique Serna.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, May 2023.

“Historicismo, memoria y masculinidades afectadas en Muchas lunas en Machu Picchu de Enrique Rosas Paravicino.” Conference of Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology (AHLiST), Busan University, Busan-South Korea. (Virtual), October 2022.

“Disidencias en los discursos de género, raza y lengua como formas de control social en El zorro de arriba y el zorro de debajo de José María Arguedas.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, May 2022.

“Masculinidades y estructuras de poder en ‘Warma Kullay’ de José María Arguedas.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, May 2021.

“Lo profano y lo sagrado como espacios de disidencia en El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo de José María Arguedas.” IX Congreso Internacional de Estudiantes de Literatura (CONELIT), REDLIT, Lima, Peru, December, 2019

“Las políticas del ser y el parecer: las otras masculinidades en Púrpura de Ana García Bergua.” 66th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS). Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 2019.

“Transgresiones del cuerpo masculino en El goce de la piel de Oswaldo Reynoso.” 32nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of West Georgia. Carrollton, GA, November 2017.

Awards & Honors

Dissertation Award, Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC (2023)

Mellon Dissertation Award, Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC (2022)

August C. Jennings Summer Award, Romance Studies Department at UNC (2022)

Buchan Excellence Fund Award, Romance Studies Department at UNC (2021)

Mellon Conference Travel Award, Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC (2018-2019)

Romance Studies Department Conference Travel Grant (2019-2021)

Graduate Student Transportation Grant, The Graduate School at UNC (2019)

Typical Courses Taught

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (Hybrid)

SPAN 105: Spanish for High Beginners

SPAN 203: Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 261: Advanced Spanish in Context

IDST 190 T.A. for Experiencing Latin American: Bodies, Nature and Belonging

PORT 101: Elementary Portuguese I

Designed and Implemented Curriculum for the Following Courses:

SPAN 301: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis

SPAN 329: Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement