DANIEL ENRIQUE PÉREZ, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies. He is also a Faculty Associate of the Gender, Race and Identity Studies Program, and serves as Chair of the Ethnic Studies Program. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Chicana/o Literature from Arizona State University (2004). He teaches courses related to Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, and film. His research focuses on the intersections of gender, ethnicity, and sexuality. In addition to his book, Rethinking Chicana/o and Latina/o Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), he has published numerous articles that center on Jotería Studies (aka queer Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies). He is a member of the national Future of Minority Studies Project, a mobile think tank that addresses issues related to minority identity and social transformation.
Dr. Daniel Enrique Pérez