Born in El Campo, Texas, Emma Pérez has published essays in history and feminist theory as well as The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History. Her novel, Gulf Dreams, was first published in 1996 and was considered to be one of the first Chicana lesbian novels in print. Pérez has earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Los Angeles. In fall 2003, she joined the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her most recent novel, Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory, (University of Texas Press, 2009) is a Chicana lesbian western that challenges white-male-centered westerns and and was awarded the Christopher Isherwood Fiction Writing Grant in December 2009.
To learn more about Emma Pérez, visit her faculty website.