Guillermo Rodríguez-Romaguera is a film scholar and filmmaker from Puerto Rico. He is Teaching Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 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. His work appears in Studies in European Cinema, Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America and the Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies.
His upcoming book Mirrors to the Unconscious: Spanish Meta-Art and Contemporary Cinema examines instances of duality in films that appear to project on screen what the viewer is subconsciously thinking. His current project, The Fluid Gaze: Transgender Visual Pleasure in Horror and Hispanic Cinema, discusses the horror genre as a site where the complexities of gender and race relations in contemporary culture have been playing out for decades. As a filmmaker, he explores themes of sexual and gender identity through the lens of horror. His first feature film The Shadows is a queer thriller about a horror novelist in Los Angeles who confronts his transgender and Latina subjectivity within his/her fiction.
He is currently in pre-production for Mala Coda, a horror film about a Latino college student suffering from sleep deprivation who uncovers a demonic conspiracy in the underground tunnels of his ivy-league university as he comes to terms with his repressed homosexuality.
Film and Media Studies, Critical and Literary Theory, Continental Philosophy, Queer and Trans Theory
Spanish and Latin American Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture, Latinx Studies, Don Quixote
Film and Television Production, Surrealism and Horror, Gender Studies, Eastern European Cinema
Multimedia Composition and Digital Rhetoric, Video Game Pedagogy, Neuroscience and Film