Christopher Michael Perreira, Ph.D.

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - American Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-1980
213J Bailey Hall
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Summary
Christopher Perreira’s research and teaching specialize in examining the intersections of power, race, and criminality within medicine; critical ethnic studies; Chicana/o/x cultural studies; race and the environment; and speculative arts and cultures. He studied as an undergraduate at San Diego City College and UC San Diego before earning his M.A. in English at the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies at UCSD. A Visiting Researcher at UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center in 2017-2018, he has received fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, the National Academies of  Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and the American Philosophical Society.

Professor Perreira has published essays in the edited volumes Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life (Duke University Press 2019) and Latinx Environmentalisms: Justice, Place, and the Decolonial (Temple University Press forthcoming). His essays and reviews have been published in Journal of Transnational American StudiesNative and Indigenous StudiesAmerican Quarterly, and English Language Notes. Dr. Perreira's book, Manufacturing Prisoner-Patient Consent: Race, Memory, and Violence in the Medical Archive (under contract with University of Minnesota Press), examines critical memory and histories of race and criminality in science, medicine, and technology.

Teaching Interests

  • American Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Critical Prison Studies
  • Chicana/o Cultural Studies
  • Speculative Fiction

Research Interests

  • Chicano/a and Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures
  • Critical Prison Studies
  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Speculative Fiction

Announcements
  • Congratulations to Sam Steuart for being named KU's 20th Truman scholar!
  • This article, written by Geoffrey Newman, was published in the August edition of the Kansas History Journal. Congratulations Geoffrey!
  • Rachel Schwaller and Saoussen Cheddadi successfully defended their respective dissertations on October 29, 2018. Congratulations, Drs. Schwaller and Cheddadi!
  • Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Vaggalis for being awarded the American Studies Association's 2018 Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize!
  • Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
  • KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
  • Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
  • We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
  • Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
  • Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
  • How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
  • KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
  • Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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