Interview with author, Dr. Laura Pérez

Eros Ideologies : Writings on Art, Sprituality, & the Decolonial

With Abraham Ramirez

Interview with author, Dr. Laura Pérez, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley on her most recent book, Eros Ideologies: Writings on Art, Sprituality, & the Decolonial. Interviewed by Abraham Ramirez.

Laura E. Pérez

Laura E. Pérez is Chair of the new interdisciplinary and transAmericas research hub, the Laitnx Research Center, formerly the Center for Latino Policy Research.  She is author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities (Duke University Press, 2007) in which she theorized decolonial aesthetics and decolonial spiritualities while achiving the work of more than forty Chicana visual, literary, and performance artists from the early 1970s through the early 2000s. She curated UC Berkeley’s first and only US Latina/o Performance Art series in 2001-02; co-curated, with Delilah Montoya, the multimedia exhibition Chicana Badgirls: Las Hociconas at 516 ARTS gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from January-March of 2009, and curated Labor + a(r)t + orio: Bay Area Latin@ Arts Now at the Richmond Art Center, CA (April-June 2011). She has published in numerous publications on feminism, Chicana/o and hemispheric decolonial cultures.  Her book, Ero Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial, published by Duke University Press in 2019. She is also co-editing a book on the multimedia artist, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, with Dr. Ann Marie Leimer.

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