Hiram Perez is an Associate Professor of English at Vassar College, where he also teaches for a variety of multidisciplinary programs, including Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, and Latin American and Latino/a Studies.
His first book, A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire (NYU Press), won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBT Studies in 2016. He has published essays in Social Text, Camera Obscura, The Scholar & Feminist Online, The Journal of Homosexuality, The Margins, and Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy.
His work has also appeared in the edited collections Reading Brokeback Mountain: Essays on the Story and the Film, East Main Street: Asian American PopularCulture, and Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader. Perez is currently at work on a memoir, Mongrel Love, where he explores the relationship between racial embodiment and shame.