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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.
"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 Authoritarianism" Democracy 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 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.
"Waterproofing the State: Migration, River-Borders, and Ecologies of Control" Comparative American Studies: An International Journal, Jan. 2021.
"Bitcoin Sanctuaries" New Left Review: Sidecar, September 15, 2021.
"Why Should the U.S. Election Matter to Central Americans?" El Faro, Oct. 30, 2020. [Español] [Italiano]
"Endless Coup, Permanent Struggle: On Nina Lakhani's Who Killed Berta Cáceres?" Los Angeles Review of Books, Sept. 3, 2020.
"On Waving the White Flag" Social Text: Periscope, June 5, 2020.
"El Salvador Needs More than Savvy Messaging" El Faro, April 9, 2020.
"Deportation Contagions" NACLA: Report on the Americas, March 26, 2020.
"Nayib Bukele and the Punitive Option in El Salvador" The Abusable Past, March 2, 2020.
"Salvadoran Militarism and Bukele's Post-Postwar" El Faro, February 13, 2020.