John Petrus
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John Petrus

Assistant Professor

John Petrus received his PhD from Ohio State University in 2015. His dissertation project, entitled “Dragging Down Hegemony: Gender Transgression in Contemporary Managua", addresses how traditional gender roles and heteronormativity are being questioned and protested in contemporary Nicaragua through a variety of audio-visual cultural interventions. His current research project focuses on gender transgression in the Central American diaspora as well as multi-media representations of sexual and racial difference related to the AIDS crisis in US Latin@ communities.

Recent Conference Presentations:

“Devenir Torovenado: Performing and Re-thinking Indigenous Tradition and Diversidad Sexual,” AILCFH (Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica) 2015 Annual Conference

 “Documentary Impulse, Third Cinema, and Queer Cinema,” 14th Ohio Latin Americanist Conference

Selected Publications

“International News Network: Un análisis de transgresiones de género en la producción audio‐visual nicaragüense” In: Revista de Historia. No. 29 September‐December, 2013. Managua: IHNCA‐UCA (Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica‐ Universidad Centroamericana).

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