Dr. Annemarie Perez

Dr. Annemarie Perez

Ph.D. University of Southern California (English)
Dissertation: “Splitting Aztlán: American Resistance and Chicana Visions of a Radical Utopia.”
M.A. University of Southern California (English)
B.A. The Ohio State University (English)

Contact Information
Office: LIB 4500C
Telephone: (310) 243-3640
Twitter: @anneperez

Office Hours for Fall 2020

Dr. Annemarie Perez is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a native of Los Angeles and passionately interested in the literature and culture of Southern California, detective fiction, and Harry Potter. Her academic interests include digital humanities and digital pedagogy work and its intersections and divisions with ethnic and cultural studies. Her specialty is Latina/o literature, with a focus on Chicana feminist writer-editors from 1965-to the present. She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation and Irvine Foundation. She is currently writing a book on Chicana feminist editorship. This single authored book addresses questions about late twentieth century Chicana authorship and editorship, using textual readings and interviews to explore the evolution of editorship and the development of textual communities within and around the development of Chicana feminist praxis.

Fall 2020 Courses
IDS 336-01 American Studies in the Humanities: The Worlds of Harry Potter (TTh 11:30-12:45)
IDS 330-31 Interdisciplinary Topics in Civilization: American Gothic (Sa 1:30-5:30)
UNV 101-21 Digital Life of Harry Potter (TTh 8:30-9:45 AM)

Recent Publications/Journal Articles:
“UndocuDreamers: Public Writing and the Digital Turn,” b2o: boundary 2, August, 2018.
“Practice and Praxis: Chicana Feminism and the History of the Journal Chicana / Latina Studies.” Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal. Volume 20, Number 2, Fall 2017.
“Textual Communities: Writing, Editing, and Generation in Chicana Feminism” Hybrid Pedagogy, 2015.

Book Chapters:
“Digital Divides.” (keyword book chapter) Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Eds. Jentery Sayers, Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris. New York: Modern Language Association 2020.
“Lowriding Through the Digital Humanities.” Disrupting the Digital Humanities. Eds. Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel. Punctum, 2018.
“’Tu riata es mi espada’: Elizabeth Sutherland’s Chicana Formation.” Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Women’s Activism and Feminism in the Chicano Movement Era. Eds. Dionne Espinoza, María Eugenia Cotera, and Maylei Blackwell. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018.

Recent Courses:
The Worlds of Harry Potter
Course examining the Harry Potter series and using these texts to think critically about our past, present, and future. Working in groups, students focus on individual character development, technology, and the global influence of these books, which have been so defining that millennials are sometimes called "The Harry Potter generation."
Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Television and Film
Course using social media to examine contemporary Latinx film and television and as a lens to discuss representations and identity in U.S. culture. Films and television examined include West Side Story, Machete and Ugly Betty.
Comics and Graphic Novels
Course examining the development of comics and graphic novels from the perspective of visual culture though an interdisciplinary literary and historical lens.
American Appetites
Course examining cultures through an exploration of food, focusing on recipes and tastes as a reflection of migration. Heavily influenced by diverse foods and their fusion in Los Angeles.
American Gothic
Course exploring the American gothic through the lens of multi-racial and ethnic literature, film and television. Examined texts include: Beloved, Calligraphy of the Witch and Winter’s Bone.
Digital Cultures and Communities
Digital humanities course exploring the formation of online communities, exploring multiple perspectives in digital media and cybercultures. This course especially focused on social media and the building of digital communities.