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About Perry Guevara

Dr. Perry Guevara received a Ph.D. from Emory University and M.A. with distinction from Georgetown University. He is presently at work on a book project, Inhuman Depressions, which brings together sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, cognitive science, the history of medicine, and ecology. Recent publications have appeared or are forthcoming in Early Modern Culture and Lesser Living Creatures of the Renaissance. His interdisciplinary approach to literature is motivated by past experience in biomedical research, studying, at first, the genetic basis of Parkinson’s Disease and, most recently, the narratives of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression.

A recipient of grants from the Fulbright, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research, he has shared his work at the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the Hudson-Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, the Washington DC Queer Studies Symposium, and the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group at the City University of New York. In October, he gave a talk, “Milton’s Root Brain: Minimal Cognition in the Garden,” at the University of Colorado—Boulder. In March, he will give another, “Of Flyes: Moffett, Hooke, and Shakespeare,” at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. Then, in April, he will share his research with a seminar, "Shakespeare and the Medical Humanities," at the Shakespeare Association of America. In the past, he has taught courses on expository writing, Shakespeare, film, and queer theory. This year, he looks forward to teaching composition, poetry, fiction, and early modern literature.


2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Literature and Languages
2010 - 2013 Teaching Associate, Emory University
June 2008 - August 2008 Instructor, Georgetown University

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Honors and Awards

  • Folger Institute Consortium Grant-In-Aid, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2012 - 2013
  • Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Fellowship, Emory University, 2011 - 2013
  • Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Emory University Laney Graduate School, 2009 – 2011, 2013 - 2016
  • J. William Fulbright Scholarship, 2009 (declined to pursue doctoral study)
  • Writing Center Associate Fellowship, Georgetown University, 2007 - 2009
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholarship, The University of Alabama, 2007


  • Genre: Poetry
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Language Concepts & Skills Practicum I
  • Language Concepts & Skills Practicum II
  • Literary Topics: The Bard’s Beasts


2016 Ph.D., Emory University ‐ English
2009 M.A., Georgetown University ‐ English
2007 B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Alabama ‐ English and Spanish

Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave,
San Rafael, CA 94901



Forthcoming Publications (2)

Articles (1)

Presentations (13)