Vincente Perez

Graduate Student

B.A. in Anthropology, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Chicago

Vincente Perez is a poet, scholar, and writer working at the intersection of poetry, Hip-Hop, and digital culture. He makes work that refuses binary thinking, which allows him to be in conversation with people, places, and things that refuse to make sense in a Western framework. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Performance Studies program at UC Berkeley and holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies from The University of Chicago. They were a 2021–22 Poetry and the Senses Fellow at UC Berkeley's Arts Research Center. Their debut poetry chapbook, Other Stories to Tell Ourselves, is being published by Newfound (2023). Their poems and research have appeared in Poet Lore, Honey Literary,, BAMPFA, Association of Internet Researchers, and more is forthcoming.