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Leah Perry
Assistant Professor
Long Island


  • American studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Immigration
  • Popular culture and media
  • U.S. immigration
  • Race and ethnicity


Leah Perry is assistant professor of Cultural Studies at SUNY Empire State College, and has been with the college since 2011. Her research and teaching interests encompass gender and sexuality, American Studies, immigration, race and ethnicity, and media and popular culture. She is the author of "The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media" (New York University Press, 2016). Her work can also be seen in journals such as Cultural Studies and Lateral, and in the book collections "Cultural Studies and the "‘Juridical Turn’: Culture, Law, and Legitimacy in the Era of Neoliberal Capitalism" (Routledge, 2016) and "American Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic" (University of Indiana Press, 2016). She currently serves the American Studies Association as a member of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Committee.

Perry received her doctorate from George Mason University’s Cultural Studies program, a Master of Arts from New York University in Humanities and Social Thought, and a second Master of Arts and Religion from Yale Divinity School. She earned her bachelor’s in English from Manhattanville College (magna cum laude). She has received awards and fellowships from the Migration, Border and the Nation-State Symposium held by the Texas Tech Comparative Literature Program and the United States Association for Commonwealth Literatures and Languages Studies, George Mason University, and Manhattanville College. More information, including a CV and links to articles, is available on her website at http://www.leahperry.org/.

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