Nancy Pérez


Nancy Pérez, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt. Her research focuses on understanding Mexican and Central American migration, labor histories, and transnational cultures of memory and resistance from interdisciplinary perspectives. Her past research examined the domestic worker experience, writing a thesis titled “Corpo(r)ealities: Domestic Workers and Embodied Inscriptions of Power.” She has also conducted research on the domestic worker rights movement in the U.S., publishing an article stemming from her dissertation titled “Migrant Domestic Workers and the Changing Landscape of Activism.” Nancy obtained her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Chicana/o Studies from California State University Northridge, and her Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.


Her current work examines the intersections between immigrant labor, extractivism, and critical environmental justice. She recently published an article titled “Red Dust: Migration and Labor as Seismic Fractures to the Anthropocene” in Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities (Spring 2022).


Courses taught:

  • Chican@/Latinx Lives
  • The U.S. & Mexico Border
  • Chicano Culture and Society
  • Radical Futures: Race, Environment, and Social Justice
  • Growing Up Chicano/Latinx
  • CouRaGeouS Cuentos: Student Journal Production
Nancy Pérez
(707) 826-3826
Behavioral and Social Sciences Building 244