Comparative American Studies
Department Chair:
Wendy Kozol, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8390
Fax: (440) 775-8644

King 105
10 N. Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Gina Pérez

Gina Pérez

Professor of Comparative American Studies (2003)

Contact Information


King Building 141D
(440) 775-8982

Personal Office Hours:
Or by appointment

Gina Perez

Gina Pérez

Gina Pérez

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1990
  • Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2000

Before coming to Oberlin in 2003 as one of the first comparative American studies faculty, Professor Gina Perez was a research associate at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. She also taught at Northwestern University, where she had her first experience teaching CBL courses through Northwestern's Chicago Field Studies Program. Her expertise is in Latino studies.
In the 2004-05 school year, Professor Perez received a grant from the CSL to teach her Situated Research Practicum, CAS 301, which students take in conjunction with CAS 300, Situated Research. Taken together, CAS 300 and CAS 301 combine classroom-based discussion of methodologies and theory with field research drawn from weekly fieldwork in an internship or placement of the student's choice.