Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Ph.D. 2016, Columbia University) is an associate professor of English at Manhattan College. She specializes in U.S. Latinx cultural studies with a focus on race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora studies, urban studies, especially NYC, and histories of the left and ethnic social movements. She is a recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, among other national awards.
Dr. Pérez Jiménez is the co-editor of a bilingual scholarly edition of Guillermo Cotto-Thorner’s Manhattan Tropics/Trópico en Manhattan (Arte Público, 2019), winner of a 2020 International Latino Book Award. Her scholarship has appeared in Latino Studies, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Post45, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal, and American Quarterly. Her current book project entitled Here to Stay: The Making of Latinx New York explores the emergence of a distinctive New York Latinx cultural identity during the sociopolitical conjuncture of the 1930s and 1940s.