Winnie E. Pérez Martínez

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PhD Candidate
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Mon & Wed 2:30-3:30pm


PhD in Spanish, University of Virginia (in progress) 

MA in Spanish, University of Virginia

BA in Comparative Literature, University of Puerto Rico—Río Piedras

Research Interests

  • 20th–21st-century anglophone, francophone and hispanophone Caribbean
  • Caribbean speculative and science fiction
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital cultures in the Caribbean and the U.S.
  • Science and technology studies
  • Infrastructure studies

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

“Coasts in Crisis: Caribbean Arts and Cultures After the Hurricanes,” archipelagos journal. Co-written with Charlotte Rogers and Elise Foote. June 2023.

Book review. "Invisibility by Design: Women and Labor in Japan’s Digital Economy." Journal of Asia Pacific Pop Culture, vol. 7, no. 1, 2022, pp. 155-158.

“What the Doppelgänger Says About Female Characters in Murakami’s Fiction: Close Reading The Strange Library”. The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal 2018, pp. 99-101.

Selected Presentations

Invited. “The Future of DH@UVA.” Round-table discussion. 30 Years of Digital Humanities at UVA. University of Virginia. Nov 12, 2022.

"Roads that Lead Nowhere: A Historiography of Urban Development in Puerto Rico." Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (LASA). May 4-9, 2022.

"The Lived Experience of Blackness in Scientific Inquiry of the 19th Century." Mobility/Mutability Graduate Student Conference, organized by Boston University Romance Studies. April 17th, 2021.

“De manos que se levantan y voluntades voluntariosas: Wiso y Mishima.” Latin American Studies Annual Conference (LASA). May 23-26, 2018.

“Murakami’s Female Mediums: Cross-gender Doubling in The Strange Library and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage”. 40 Years with Murakami Conference, organized by Newcastle University. March 6-9, 2018.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Praxis Fellowship. Scholar's Lab. University of Virginia  (2022-2023)
  • Professional Development Award. School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia (2021)
  • Dean's Doctoral Diversity Fellowship (2020-2025)
  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship in Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures  (2020-2025)
  • Dr. Piri Fernández de Lewis Award for our most distinguished Comparative Literature undergraduate student and best Comparative Literature undergraduate thesis in the class of 2018
  • Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Spring 2016-Present.









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