Anushka Peres, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Anushka Peres


Anushka Peres is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a multidisciplinary rhetorical scholar and photographer, invested in the environmental and social repercussions of colonial conceptualizations of land and sites of possible intervention. She works across media and with a range of collaborators on public queer feminist projects that seek more sustainable ways to see and be with the environment and each other. Her work has been published in The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics and New American Notes Online and her photographs have been shown in galleries globally. She is an award-winning educator, active in community engagement initiatives, artist/activist networks and coalitional environmental projects.

Research interests

  • Visual rhetoric and visual cultural studies&
  • Settler colonial and decolonial theories
  • Environmental rhetoric and environmental communication
  • Queer and trans rhetorics and theories
  • Multimodal composition and digital rhetoric
  • Cultural rhetorics
  • Art and environment
  • Feminisms


  • Ph.D., rhetoric, composition, and the teaching of English, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2020
  • M.A., education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009
  • B.A., writing and photography, Marlboro College, 2008