Mirzam Pérez

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Mellon Digital Bridges Fellow
Grinnell College

Dr. Pérez is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Spanish Literature at Grinnell College, where her research interests include Spanish drama, visual culture, transatlantic studies, and art. During her semester at the Obermann Center, Pérez will work on two projects. The first, tentatively titled Academic Festival Books and the Rise of Institutional Power in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America, will use digital tools in a large-scale metadata investigation of publishing networks, asking how universities used strategic funding of festivals, celebrations, and festival books to shape early modern Spanish culture. The second is a graphic memoir that explores the challenges faced by women of color in higher education.