Vincente Perez Awarded Dissertation Year Fellowship

15 May, 2024

Vincente Perez Awarded Dissertation Year Fellowship

Congratulations to BCNM DE and Lyman Fellow, Vincente Perez, who was awarded a prestigious UC Dissertation Year Fellowship!

UC Berkeley is committed to recognizing and rewarding student’s contributions to diversifying the academy during their graduate careers and beyond. The purpose of this fellowship award is to provide funding to diverse doctoral students that allow them to prioritize and focus on completing the dissertation. Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend, payment of in-state fees, travel allowance ($1,000 maximum) and $6,000 bonus for early dissertation filing.

Vincente Perez is a poet, scholar, and writer working at the intersection of poetry, Hip-Hop, and digital culture. He makes work that refuses binary thinking, which allows him to be in conversation with people, places, and things that refuse to make sense in a Western framework. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Performance Studies program at UC Berkeley and holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies from The University of Chicago. They were a 2021–22 Poetry and the Senses Fellow at UC Berkeley's Arts Research Center. Their debut poetry chapbook, Other Stories to Tell Ourselves,(link is external) is being published by Newfound (2023). Their poems and research have appeared in Poet Lore, Honey Literary,,(link is external) BAMPFA, Association of Internet Researchers,(link is external) and more is forthcoming.

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