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Leah Perry

Mentor
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Studies
  • Academic Division:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Academic Department:
    Literature, Communication and Cultural Studies
    Education
    • B.A. in English and World Religions from Manhattanville College
    • M.A.R. in Religion and the Arts from Yale University
    • M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University
    • Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from George Mason University
    Subjects of Interest
    • American Studies
    • Cultural Studies
    • Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies
    • Race and Ethnic Studies
    Professional Responsibilities / Bio

    Dr. Perry is Associate Professor of Literature, Communication, and Cultural Studies at SUNY-Empire State College and a Fulbright Fellow. She received her doctorate from George Mason University’s Cultural Studies program, a Master’s of Arts from New York University in Humanities and Social Thought, a second Master’s of Arts and Religion from Yale Divinity School, and a Bachelor’s in English from Manhattanville College. Perry’s research and teaching interests encompass gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, migration, and media and popular culture. She is the author of The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media (New York University Press, 2016). Her work can also be seen in journals such as Cultural Studies and Lateral, and in the book collections Cultural Studies and the ‘Juridical Turn’: Culture, Law, and Legitimacy in the Era of Neoliberal Capitalism (Routledge, 2016) and American Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic (University of Indiana Press, 2016). Her new book project examines the nexus of immigration, indigeneity and settler colonialism, and media.