roy pérez is an assistant professor of english, women’s and gender studies, and american ethnic studies at willamette university in salem, oregon.
roy is a founding member of birdsong, a queer, anti-racist arts collective and small press in brooklyn, ny. his own writing has appeared most recently at bully bloggers, fence magazine, thethepoetry, and in the best of panic! anthology, edited by charlie vázquez for fireking press.
roy is working on a book tentatively titled queer mediums: the cultural politics of figuration in which he examines the racial imaginaries of queer painters, playwrights, and performance artists, from anti-colonial writing at the turn of the century to contemporary bloggers working across diy mediums.
roy grew up in north hollywood, ca, and miami, fl.