Meet our new faculty: Bernadette Pérez, history

Portrait of Bernadette Perez

Bernadette Pérez (Photo by Alessandro Giammei)

Name: Bernadette Pérez
Discipline: History
Degrees: B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research interests: I’m a U.S. historian who focuses especially on the histories of Latinx and Indigenous peoples. My current project is a social and environmental history of sugar in the American West.
Fun fact: I used to work in public health and women’s clinics and love chatting with students about nontraditional pathways in and outside of academia.