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Emma Pérez

Host Daniel Chacón invites Emma Pérez into the Poets’ Cove to discuss Emma’s latest novel, Testimony of a Shifter (ARTE PÚBLICO PRESS , 2023). Emma Pérez is a former UTEP professor and is currently a professor at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Emma Pérez earned a PH.D. in history from UCLA and taught in the Department of History at the University of Texas, El Paso, where she also functioned as Chair. She has published fiction, essays, and the history monography, and continues to research and write about LGBT Chicanx/Mexicanx in the borderlands. Emma is Research Social Scientist with teaching responsibilites in Gender and Women's Studies.

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Originally aired on March 24, 2024

Daniel Chacón’s collection of stories, Unending Rooms, was the 2007 winner of the Hudson Prize. He has also been awarded the American Book Award, the Chris Isherwood Foundation Grant, and the Southwest Book Award. His first collection of stories, Chicano Chicanery was a finalist in the Patterson Fiction Prize and his novel and the shadows took him is available from Simon and Schuster. His new book is a collection of stories called Hotel Júarez: Stories, Rooms and Loops. He’s a professor of Fiction Writing, Kafka, and Latino/a literature in the Creative Writing Department at UTEP.
Will Rose is a longtime technology and marketing executive based out of NYC and Texas. He is the co-founder of Words on a Wire’s publishing imprint, eRadical Books, and now spearheads marketing strategy for the Words on a Wire podcast. He also serves as Chief Technology Officer at the EdTech startup, Student Select, and as Head of Data Science at the artificial intelligence company, Harqen AI.
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