Dr. Michelle Pérez

Michelle PerezAssociate Professor

Office Phone: 575 646-7625
Department Phone: (575) 646-4820
Fax: (575) 646-5436
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
O’Donnell Hall

Personal Website: http://michellesperez.com/

Dr. Michelle Salazar Pérez is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at New Mexico State University. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood at Arizona State University, and her M.S. in Ed Psych and B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies/Early Childhood from Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Pérez has worked as a practitioner in a variety of early childhood settings and was coordinator of an urban education student teaching program based in Houston, Texas. She uses critical qualitative methodologies and Black feminist thought to examine dominant constructions of childhood/s, particularly how they influence public policy and subjugate the lived experiences of marginalized people/s and communities.

Recent Publications:
Pérez, M.S., & Saavedra, C.M. (2017). A call for onto-epistemological diversity in early childhood education and care: Centering global south conceptualizations of childhood/s. Review of Research in Education, 41(1), 1-29. http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/rrea/current

Pérez, M.S., Saavedra, C.M., & Habashi, J. (Eds). (2017). Special Issue for Global Studies of Childhood (GSC), Rethinking Global North Onto-Epistemologies in Childhood Studies, 7(2), Summer Issue. http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/gsca/7/2

Armstrong-Carela-Martínez-Pérez-Ruiz Guerrero, A. B. V. M. M. (2017). Writing the experiences and (corporeal) knowledges of women of color into educational studies: A colloquium. Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research, 1(1), 1-14. piper.scholasticahq.com/article/2497-writing-the-experiences-and-corporeal-knowledges-of-women-of-color-into-educational-studies-a-colloquium

Pérez, M.S. (2017). Black feminist thought in early childhood studies: (Re)centering marginalized feminist perspectives. In K. Smith, K. Alexander, & S. Campbell (Eds.). Feminism(s) in early childhood: Using feminist theories in research and practice (pp. 49-62). New York, NY: Springer. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811030550