Winnie Pérez Martínez

Winnie Pérez
PhD Student


Ph.D in Spanish, University of Virginia (in progress)

B.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Research Interests

  • Technology and society studies
  • 20th - 21st Century anglophone, francophone and hispanophone Caribbean
  • Caribbean speculative and science fiction
  • Digital humanities scholarship
  • Digital cultures in the Caribbean and the U.S.
  • Japanese culture influence on Caribbean science fiction and culture

Peer-reviewed Publications

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.

“La música como elemento mágico realista y aspectos de la ‘janponeidad’ en dos novelas de Murakami”. Revista [IN]Genios, vol. 3, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-11.

Selected Presentations

"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.

“La música como elemento mágico-realista y la ‘japoneidad’ en dos novelas de Murakami: Tokyo Blues y 1Q84”. XXXVI Annual ILASSA Student Conference, organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association at the University of Texas at Austin. March 3-5, 2016.

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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Pérez Martínez
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