Cristina Pérez Jiménez

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