Cristina Perez-Jimenez

Assistant Professor

English

Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Ph.D. 2016, Columbia University) is an Assistant Professor of English at Manhattan College. She specializes in Hispanic Caribbean and U.S. Latino/a literatures and cultures, with a strong subspecialty in theories of race and ethnicity, as well as transnational and diaspora studies.

Education

Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2016.

M.Phil. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2014.

M.A. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2011.

M.A. in Comparative Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2009, with high honors.

B.A. in English, Manhattanville College, 2006, summa cum laude.

  • Research

    Research areas include: U.S. Latino/a literatures and cultures; Afro-Latino/a studies; Hispanic Caribbean literatures and cultures, esp. Puerto Rico; the postcolonial Caribbean; Critical Race Theory, esp. comparative race and ethnicity in the U.S. and the Caribbean; U.S. ethnic history; Transnational and Diaspora studies.

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • “Voices That Challenge Views: On Nuyorican Poet’s Aesthetic Radicalisms.” Book Review. The NACLA Report 47:3 (Fall 2014): 72-4.
    •  “On Thinking Cruelty: An Interview with Jean Franco.” American Quarterly66:3 (September 2014): 791-800.
    •  “Race Classification – Who’s Latino?” Authored Entry. Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today, Forthcoming.
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • 2015-2016 GSAS Teaching Scholar, Columbia University
    • 2015-2016 Senior Lead Teaching Fellow, Columbia University
    • 2015 Ángel del Río Prize for best dissertation chapter, LAIC, Columbia University
    • 2015 LAIC Scholarly Writing Fellowship, Columbia University
    • October 2015 SCLA Graduate Student Travel Award
    • May 2015 LASA Graduate Student Travel Grant
    • October 2014 PRSA Graduate Student Travel Award
    • 2014-2015 Lead Teaching Fellow, Columbia University
    • 2013 Chavkin Chang Global Core Fellowship, Columbia University
    • 2010-2016 Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University