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.
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
“Los Amigos de Wallace: Henry Wallace’s 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Bid to Capture the Latino Vote.” Latino Studies 19.3 (September 2021): 286-309.
“Memoria y militancia: El testimonio oral de Gilberto Concepción de Gracia para el ‘Spanish Book Project.’” In Gilberto Concepción de Gracia. San Juan, PR: Universidad Interamericana, 2021, pp. 167-174.
“‘Silencio en la Casa’: Political Silence and Cultural Conflict between Hispanists and Hispanics in New York during the Spanish Civil War.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 74.1 (April 2021): 80-94.
“Puerto Rican Colonialism, Spanish Caribbean Radicalism and Pueblos Hispanos’ ‘Inter-Nationalist’ Alliance.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism. 23.3 (60): 50-68.