Dr. Ramón Javier Guerra
- English, Associate Professor
I have been teaching at UNO since 2008. During that time I have developed several courses and published a number of works focused on my research interests in Latino Literature and cultural studies in my involvement with both the English Department and the interdisciplinary Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS). I also currently serve as the editor of Great Plains Quarterly.
Cultural Studies and the Twentieth Century,
and Post World War II American Literature
Latinx Literature, 20th and 21st Century American Literature, African American Literature, Ethnic Literature, Testimonio's role within literature and history, Postcolonial Studies, and Postmodern Studies
In the Department of English I currently serve as the Chair of the Graduate Program Committee as well as the Chair of the Grade Appeals Committee. I am currently serving as a Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences and I am on the Faculty Committee of the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS). University-wide, I have also served on the Graduate Council, the Faculty Senate, the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, and Committee on Student Affairs.
Awards and Honors
Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, Teaching - 2019
Ph D, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, English, Ethnic Studies, 2008
MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, English, Ethnic Studies, 2003
BA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, English, History, 2001
Community of Practice: Teaching, "International Migration, Development, & Citizenship", 08/01/2014
Faculty Fellowship, Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 10/01/2020
Guerra, Ramon, Latchaw, Joan. 2020. "Unmasking Male Voices in Woman Hollering Creek: Contributions to Pedagogy and Masculinity Studies", Dialogue: the Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, 7, 3, 25-37.
Guerra, Ramon. 2019. "The Politics of US Latino Literature and American Realism", Oxford University Press, 233-248.
Guerra, Ramon. 2018. "Testimonial Youth in Flux: Migration, Narrative, and Children in Which Way Home", University of Florida Press, 175-192.
Guerra, Ramon. 2014. Testimonio of 'When I Left and When I Arrived': The Mexican Revolution Era Immigrant in the Midwest, Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, IX, 31.
Guerra, Ramon. 2013. "Mexican Americans Encounter the American Dream: George Washington Gomez", Grey House Publishing Inc., 229-249.
Externally Funded Research
Latino Workers UP Museum, Ohama Community Foundation, Other Agencies, 03/01/2021 - 05/31/2022
Directed Student Learning
Master's Thesis Committee Chair, “The Hard Text of Life”: Dueling Paradigms of Postwar American Innocence in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and John Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor, Completed
Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Evaluating the Cultural Diversity of High School Language Arts Textbooks, Completed
Master's Thesis Committee Chair, “TOO MUCH CIVILIZATION”: SAVAGE SOCIETY AND MORAL INVIOLABILITY IN DAVID MITCHELL’S CLOUD ATLAS, Completed
Master's Thesis Committee Chair, “On the Occasion of Your Father’s Temporary Death” , Completed
Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Exclusive State of Mind: Insurmountable Distance in The Things They Carried and “Empire State of Mind”, Completed
Department, College, and University
Department of English Graduate Program Comittee, Committee Chair, 01/01/2016 - present
Graduate Council, Committee Member, 08/01/2017 - 08/31/2017
Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) Faculty Committee, Committee Member, Develop curriculum and projects pertaining to Latino and Latin American students and issues through interdisciplinary faculty involvement. , 01/01/2008 - present
Department of English Grade Appeals Committee, Committee Chair, 08/01/2009 - present
The Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors, Committee Member, The Willa Cather Foundation's Board of Governors is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to promoting the life, times, and work of Willa Cather. Regular communication and committee meetings are ongoing, and the Board meets three times a year— one time each in Omaha, Lincoln, and Red Cloud, Nebraska., 11/01/2016 - present
Center for Great Plains Studies Board of Governors, Committee Member, The Board of Governors provides advice to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Director of the Center for the operation, program priorities, and budgetary matters of the Center for Great Plains Studies., 08/01/2015 - present
Graduate Program Chair, 01/04/2016
Editor of Great Plains Quarterly