Roy Pérez is a writer, scholar, and assistant professor of English at Willamette University.
His poems and essays appear in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Platforms: Ten Years of Chances Dances, Glitter Tongue, the Best of Panic! poetry anthology, THEthe Poetry, Bully Bloggers, and FENCE Magazine, and he recently adapted one of his poems to film with director Finn Paul. He is also co-editor, with Kadji Amin and Amber Musser, of a forthcoming special issue of ASAP/Journal on the subject of “queer form.”
His current scholarly book project, Proximity: Queer Configurations of Race and Sex, examines representations of interracial closeness in Latina/o literature, art and performance, from World’s Fairs and the fiction of Constance Fenimore Woolson in the late-nineteenth century, to visual and literary arts of the late twentieth century, and on to popular television and online media in the twenty-first.
Roy lives in Portland, Oregon.