Patricia Marie Perea

Photo: Patricia Perea

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Patricia Marie Perea received her Ph.D. in the Department of American Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2010. A native of the Texas Panhandle, by way of Dilia, New Mexico and Del Rio, Texas, Patricia received her B.A. of English from West Texas A&M University and her M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. While at the University of New Mexico, Patricia completed her dissertation: Ghostly I(s)/Eyes: The Formation of Mexican American Subjectivity in Life Narratives. The focus of her dissertation and graduate work was Chicana/o Autobiography and Chicana/o Film. While a graduate student she published two scholarly reviews in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicana and Chicano Studies and The Journal of Education Studies. After graduating from the University of New Mexico, Patricia left New Mexico to teach Native American Studies and Chicana/o Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2012, she left Brown to return to New Mexico. Since returning to New Mexico, Dr. Perea has become involved in non-profit organizations such as Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute in Santa Clara Pueblo. She is also the chair of the Chicana/o Studies Lecture Series. Currently, Patricia is beginning her latest research project on the racialization of Mexican Americans and Mexicana/os in the Texas Panhandle. She is also a recently published poet and reads her work at local venues around New Mexico. A great-great granddaughter of Martita Baca, a Dilia weaver and colchera, Patricia has also taken up weaving and colcha.


(De)Colonizing Women

Engendering Empire

Filming the Southwest

Ghosts and Hauntings on the U.S. Mexico Border

Hispana Writers

Chicana/o Literature

Introduction to Chicana/o Studies

Introduction to Chicana Studies

Introduction to Native American Literature

Introduction to Native American Studies

Introduction to Race, Class and Ethnicity

Introduction to Southwest Studies

Introduction to Women Studies

Native Americans in the Media: Representation and Self Representation

Northern New Mexico Histories and Cultures

Race, Class and Ethnicity on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Race in the Americas

Reproductive Justice and Latinas