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Guillermo De Los Reyes, Ph.D.


Department Chair
Associate Professor, Latin American Culture and Literature
Department of Hispanic Studies 
Associate Director, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Faculty in Residence, 2011-2016

Office: 413 AH
Phone: (713) 743-3716
Fax: (713) 743-0935
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Dr. Guillermo De Los Reyes is an Associate Professor of Latin American Cultures and Literatures and Director of Undergraduate Studies. He also serves as Associate Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and he is a Faculty-in-Residence since 2011.  He holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (2004, 1999) and a M.A. and B.A. from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (1997, 1994). Dr. De Los Reyes’ research interests are: Colonial Mesoamerica; gender, sexuality, and queer theory; Latin American cultural studies; secret and fraternal societies; and policy studies.

Dr. De Los Reyes is the author of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, política y sociedad en México (2009: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) and is currently working on a book-length project entitled: “El pecado nefando:” Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Colonial Mexico. Prof. De Los Reyes is member of the Board of Directors of two international organizations:  Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, where he serves as Director of Membership and Policy Studies Organization, where he is Vice-President for publications. In addition he is a Life Member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) where he is Secretary/Treasurer of the Sexualities Section. Dr. De los Reyes serves as a member of two Editorial Boards: Íkala: revista de lenguaje y cultura and Politics & Policy.


  • Ph.D in – University of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • M.A. in Folklore and Folklife – University of Pennsylvania (1999)
  • M.A. in American Studies – Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (1997)
  • B.A. in International Relations– Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (1994)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Colonial Latin American Literatures and cultures
  • Mexican culture, Pre-Hispanic to present
  • Popular Culture and Folklore in the Americas
  • Cultural Studies: gender, sexuality, queer theory, identity, nationalism
  • Business Spanish and Cross-cultural communication
  • Voluntary Organizations, Fraternal Orders, and Democracy

Courses Taught


  • Public Speaking
  • Spanish American Literature from 1492-1850
  • Written and Oral Communication in Spanish
  • Spanish for Business and Trade
  • Spanish for the Global Professions
  • Spanish American Culture and Civilization
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Colonial discourse


  • Colonial Latin American Discourse
  • Research Methods
  • Mexican and Chicano/a Cultural Studies
  • Gender, Race and Class in Colonial Latin America
  • Modern Spanish-American Narrative to 1950



  • Herencias Secretas: Masonería, política y sociedad en México. Puebla, México: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla-Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, 2009.
  • “El pecado nefando:” Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Colonial Mexico. In progress.

Edited Books/Journals

  • L'Enfant and the Freemasons. H. Paul Caemmerer's The Life of Pierre Charles L'Enfant. Introduction and Edition, Westphalia Press, Washington, DC, 2013.
  • Civil Society and Democratization. California and London: Sage Periodicals Press 1999, (co-edited with Isidro Morales and Paul Rich)
  • Policy Review Journal 15 (Summer/Autumn 1998) Special Issue: Latin America and Policy Studies (co-edited with Paul Rich)
  • American Behavioral Scientist 40 (June/July 1997) Special Issue: United States-Mexican Interaction: Shifting Cultures and Identities (co-edited with Paul Rich).
  • Journal of American Culture 20.2 (1997) Special Issue (co-edited with Paul Rich).
  • NAFTA Revisited: Expectations and RealitiesThe Annals of the American Academy of Political Sciences 551 (March 1997) Special Issue (co-edited with Paul Rich).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (selected list)

  • “Cross-dressing, Cultural Anxiety, and Gender Performance in Colonial Mexico.” Latin American Research Review. Submitted.*
  • “A Mexican Virgin: The uses of Symbolism, Folklore and Ethnicity in the Creation of Mexican Identity.” Tla-melaua, Revista de Ciencias Sociales 35, Puebla: BUAP, 2014.
  • “Colonial Confinement, Confession and Resistance in Ángeles del abismo by Enrique Serna,” In Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico, Oswaldo Estrada & Anna Nogar, eds. Phoenix: Arizona University Press, 2014. (co-author Josué Gutiérrez-González)
  • “Deseo sexual, migración y pertenencia: Apropiación y mexicanización de espacios LGBT en Houston, Texas.” En Migrantes allá y acá. Mujeres y hombres en Estados Unidos y el noreste de México, Oscar Hernández y María Elena Ramos, eds., Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León-Miguel Ángel Porrúa, México, 2014.
  • “Freemasonry and Civil Society: The Case of the United States/ Masonería y sociedad civil” El caso de los Estados Unidos.” Revista de Estudios Históricos de la Masonería Latinoamericana y Caribeña. (ISSN 1659-4223) Special Issue UCLA-Grand Lodge of California, pp. 193-214 & 191-212.
  • Gender, Sexual, and Racial Trouble: The Crossroads of North American Freemasonry in the Twenty-First Century. Revista de Estudios Históricos de la Masonería Latinoamericana y Caribeña, 4 (2), 156-170.” (co-author Paul Rich)*
  • Presentación: Género y Masonería en los Albores del Siglo XXI. Revista de Estudios Históricos de la Masonería Latinoamericana y Caribeña, 4 (2), 1-9.*
    “Los estudios masónicos estadounidense y su impacto en la masonería latinoamericana. Una aproximación historiográfica”. Revista de Estudios Históricos de la Masonería Latinoamericana y Caribeña, 4(1), 142-157.*
  • Curas, Dones y Sodomitas”: Sexual Moral Discourses and Illicit Sexualities among Priests in Colonial Mexico,” Anuario de Estudios Americanos, June 2010, pp. 53-76.*
  • “El impacto de la masonería en el discurso secular y liberal de México”. En Secularización del Estado y la sociedad. Patricia Galeana, ed. Siglo XXI Editores-Senado de la República Mexicana, México, DF, 2010.*
  • “Género, educación y socialización: Una propuesta de políticas públicas con perspectiva de género. RNP: Revista de Administración Pública Vol, XLIV, No. 3 (September-December, 2009), pp. 125-142.
  • “The Cross and the Compass: The Influence of the Catholic Religion and Masonry in the Formation of the Mexican Political Thought”, Hispanic Religious Thought, Vol. III, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007, pp 8-24.*
  • “A Brief History of Male (Homo) Sexuality in Colonial Spanish America.” Journal of Homosexuality Vol. 51 (3): 2006, pp. 249-266.*
  • “Translating, Smuggling, and Recovering Books in Nineteenth Century Mexico: Thomas Smith Webb’s El Monitor de los Masones Libres: ó, Illustraciones sobre la Masonería.” In The Critical Importance of Region: Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project Vol. VI. Antonia Castañeda and Gabriel Meléndez, eds. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2006, pp. 143-158.*
  • “Policy Making and the Control of the Nongovernmental Sector: Porfirio Díaz and the Grand Diet.” Review of Policy Research, Volume 22, Number 5 (September 2005): 721-725* (co-author Paul Rich)
  • “Opus Dei and Mexico: Civil but Sinister.” Review of Policy Research, Volume 22, Number 1 (2005): 93-101* (co-author Paul Rich)
  • “Smuggling Masonic Books to Mexico: A Philadelphia Publisher and the Inquisition.” In Freemasonry in Context: History, Ritual, Controversy. Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003, 249-253,* (co-authors Paul Rich and Antonio Lara)
  • “Social Change and Freemasonry: The Scottish Rite Urban Primacy.” Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic. Ed. R. William Weisberger et al. New York: Columbia UP, 2002, 701-716. (with Paul Rich)
  • “Upstaging the Masons: The Promise Keepers and Fraternal Orders.” Ed. Dane S. Claussen Jefferson The Promise Keepers: Essays on Masculinity and Christianity, NC: McFarland & Co., 2000, 29-41 (with Paul Rich)
  • “Banana Policy Making in the Era of Democratization.” Policy Review Journal 15 (Summer/Autumn 1998): 144-156 (with Paul Rich)
  • “Freemasonry and Folklore in the Mexican Presidentialism” Journal of American Culture 20.2 (1997): 61-73
  • “Freemasonry’s Educational Role.” American Behavioral Scientist 40 (June/July 1997): 957-967* (with Paul Rich)
  • “NAFTA and Future of Mexican Higher Education.” NAFTA Revisited: Expectations and Realities. Eds. Paul Rich and Guillermo De Los Reyes. The Annals of the American Academy of Political Sciences 551 (March 1997): 96-104
  • “Popular Culture and Reconstructing Multi-Tiered Reality: Gender, Latino, Subaltern, and Criminal Studies.” Journal of Popular Culture 30.2 (Fall 1996): 29-36 (with Paul Rich)
  • “Clericalismo y Anticlericalismo Ritual: El Opus Dei y la Masonería.” Este País (January 1996) 23-45* (with Paul Rich)