Paulina Guerrero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office hours: Mondays 3-4 p.m. EST

Curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D. Folklore, Indiana University
  • M.A. Folklore, George Mason University
  • B.F.A. Dance, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

Paulina has been deeply invested in research topics and art-making around gender, reproductive health/rights/justice, the history of abortives and contraceptives in the west, cultural sustainability, personal narrative, the folklore of belief, eco-phenomenology, feminist ecologies, and feminism and punk music. She is an art-maker, writer of both fiction and non-fiction work, researcher, and doula. Throughout her work, she seeks to unearth some of our most profound somatic experiences as locations of numinous praxis.

Select Publications

  • 2023 “Emotional, informational, and decision-making support needs among people seeking abortion in the US: Perspectives from All-Options Talkline Callers.” Journal of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Volume 31, 2023 - Issue 1
  • 2022 “Mary Dead Souls.” Coffin Bell Journal, The Zodiac Edition
  • 2022 “Blue Night Full.” Flash fiction-Bewildering Stories, Issue 945
  • 2019 “The Smith Island Crab Co-op: Women's Work in the Chesapeake Bay.” Indiana University ProQuest Dissertations Publishing
  • 2018 “Review: (All Kinds of Fur): Erasure Poems and New Translation of Tale from the Brothers Grimm.”



  • History of Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the U.S.
  • Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies