Dr. Jason Magabo Perez blends poetry, prose, performance, film/video, ethnography,
and oral history to investigate Filipina/o/x American histories, state violence, colonization,
migration, memory, and intimacy. Perez is the author of two hybrid collections of
prose and poetry: Phenomenology of Superhero (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016); and This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017). Perez’s writing has also appeared in Witness, TAYO, Entropy, and Feminist Wire. Perez has written, developed, and performed three live multimedia performance works: The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito (2009); You Will Gonna Go Crazy (2011), which was commissioned by Kularts, Inc. and funded by a Challenge America
Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; and Blue Bin Improvisations (2018), which was commissioned and presented by MexiCali Biennial and Los Angeles
Contemporary Exhibitions. Formerly a featured artist at the New Americans Museum and
community scholar-in-residence at San Diego Public Library, Perez has, for over 15
years, performed, lectured, and convened dialogues, panels, and workshops in public
libraries, community centers, and K-12, college, and university classrooms. Perez
has performed at notable venues such as the National Asian American Theatre Festival,
International Conference of the Philippines, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and
La Jolla Playhouse. Alumnus of the VONA Writing Workshops, Perez holds an M.F.A. in
Writing and Consciousness from New College of California and a dual Ph.D. in Ethnic
Studies and Communication from UC San Diego. Dr. Perez previously served as Assistant
Professor of English at CSU San Bernardino (2016-2019) and currently serves as Assistant
Professor of Ethnic Studies at CSU San Marcos.
Frank is a Ph.D. Candidate in ethnic studies.
His dissertation “Why We Need Ethnic Studies IE: Education Justice History, Reform,
and Practices to Better Serve Students of Color” examines the qualitative experiences
and academic outcomes of Students of Color who complete ethnic studies in high school.
The project highlights the rise of the ethnic studies movement and how these courses
benefits the growing student of color population in the Inland Empire. His research
focuses on sociology of education, critical race theory, and qualitative methodologies
Frank’s previous research has been published in the Journal of Latinos and Education.
His article “Exposure/Formation: A process for developing transformative education
frameworks and critical consciousness in higher education” (2019) is retrievable here.
Frank was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Mt. San Jacinto College,
CSU Los Angeles, CSU, Fullerton, and is attending UC, Riverside—finishing his PhD
in Ethnic Studies. He is a first generation college student. Frank holds a Bachelors
in Sociology: Law and Society and Masters degrees in Sociology and in Ethnic Studies.
Lecturer of Ethnic Studies