Jon Jaramillo is a native of California, but his father is from Guaranda, Ecuador and his mother is from Iowa. Jaramillo is a PhD candidate in Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. He expects to complete his dissertation and complete the oral defense towards the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022. Jon Jaramillo seeks to balance his research/academic pursuits with his creative endeavors and political activism. Jaramillo studies queer articulations of Latino American identity, within the coloniality of power, gender, and sexuality, to theorize a transformative enlightenment of human consciousness as it struggles to create meaning, identity, kinship, and community. While challenging left and right politics, he examines how the queer becomes the site of utopian resistance of biopolitical control.



Lane Community College – Degrees in Broadcast Visual Design and Multimedia Production and Design (Emphasis in design and implementation of Distance Learning courses)


Dual Major BA – Spanish and International Studies, Minor Women’s and Gender Studies (Queer Theory), Linguistics Certificate Second Language Acquisition Teaching (SLAT)


Master’s Degree in Spanish


PhD in Romance Languages with Specialization in Literary Translation, Candidate in 2018, expects dissertation defence by Fall 2021/Winter 2022


2018 – The Queering Translation Manifesto https://queertranslationcollective.org/manifesto/ 

2019 – “Entrevista con Pablo Pérez autor de Un año sin amor”, Periphērica, November, under review.

2020 – The Neurosurgeon by Michel Estrada, Translation by Jon Jaramillo, Floricanto Press, October 2020

Blog Posts


    Dissertation: Viral Bodies: AIDS and Other Contagion in Latin American Narrative

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    October 2020 – Bilingual Reading from The Neurosurgeon (2020) by Michel Estrada, Floricanto Press, at the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA 43)

    Jaramillo will read the English and Javier Velasco ABD will read the Spanish


    Modern Language Association (MLA)

    Phi Beta Kappa

    American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)

    American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

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