Jorge E. Cuéllar

|Lecturer and Research Associate
Academic Appointments
  • Faculty Fellow & Assistant Professor, Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies

  • Faculty Fellow, Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration & Sexuality (RMS)

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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 Social Theory.

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Raven 219
HB 6026


  • Ph.D. Yale University
  • M.Phil. Yale University
  • M.A. University of Southern California
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara

Speaking Engagements

"Interview on El Salvador's Bitcoin experimentThe Crypto Syllabus, Dec. 20 2021.

"Entrevista sobre criptomonedas en América LatinaEl Salto Diario, Dec. 20, 2021.

"El Salvador: a legalização da Bitcoin e a fragilização da DemocraciaShifter, Nov. 29, 2021.

"Jorge E. Cuéllar on El Salvador and BitcoinA Correction Podcast, Nov. 23, 2021.

"Crypto CrazeRadar 2021, Nov. 18, 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 AuthoritarianismDemocracy 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.

"A Dispatch from Bukele's Quarantine" Authoritarianism and Resistance in the Age of COVID-19 in Latin America, UCR Latin American Studies Program & Latin American Perspectives, June 2, 2020.

"As Pandemic Epicenter Shifts to Latin America, Gov’ts Use COVID-19 as Pretext for Police Repression" Democracy Now!, May 29, 2020. 

Selected Works & Activities