Gibran Guido
Email Address: gguido@ucsd.edu
Year of Entry: Fall 2012
Ph.D. Program - Cultural Studies

Research Interests:

Gibrán Güido was born in San Diego and raised in San Ysidro, California. He is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his M.A. program in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University. As a doctoral student, his thesis and dissertation reflects a vein of an emerging area of scholarship, known as Jotería Studies, focusing particular attention to the ways pain and trauma has come to impact the lives of young gay men of color and formulate a sensibility of consciousness-raising. By doing so, his contributions will serve as a medium between academia and his community that fosters and nurtures the lives of individuals who seek out a reflection of themselves, providing a platform to enable their own process of claiming voice to specific moments of struggle and transformation. Recovering these voices can have a profound impact not only on our current understandings of identity, but can also articulate new sensibilities and ways of knowing for how one may find self through writing, a project that Gibrán hopes will help other young queer men of color find clarity from their own losses and traumas. Grounding his work in women-of-color feminist thought and Queer of Color scholarship, his work will offer new possibilities and outlooks of what it means to find consciousness through the traversing of critical moments of pain. One overall aim for this work is to provide a means of crafting theoretical approaches to understanding loss through various lens of analysis and imparting these academic tools to respective queer communities of color in a language that is translatable and would impact the very lives of young gay men of color with whom this work is inspired by and written for.

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While attending graduate school he also worked in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and counseling. Currently, Gibrán is co-editing with Adelaida R. Del Castillo the forthcoming anthology titled, "Fathers, Fathering and Fatherhood: Queer Chicano Desire and Belonging." In 2013 Gibrán has been recognized as a Lambda Literary Foundation’s (LLF): Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow; a two-time recipient of the Parent’s, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Richard P. Geyser Ethics Memorial Scholarship; and as an honoree for the San Diego Pride: Spirit of Stonewall Community Service Award; and a La Castia Writer-in residence with Ana Castillo. Gibrán is also the co-editor of the anthology titled: "Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out"  published in August 2013. In 2010 he organized the 5th Annual Queer People of Color Conference in San Diego at San Diego State University and co-organized the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies 3rd Jotería Conference held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. In 2007, Gibrán graduated from the University of California, Davis with his Bachelor of Arts in Chicana/o Studies; Women and Gender Studies and minored in Sexuality Studies.