BIOGRAPHY

Jason Magabo Perez writes, performs and teaches. Perez is the author of two hybrid collections of poems, fictions and essays: a chapbook, Phenomenology of Superhero (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016), and a full-length debut book, This is for the mostless. (WordTech Editions, Forthcoming 2017). Perez’s writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in Witness, TAYO, Eleven Eleven, Mission at Tenth, Vitriol and The Feminist Wire. Perez wrote, developed and performed two live multimedia performance-theatre works: The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito (2009) and You Will Gonna Go Crazy (2011), the latter of which was commissioned by Kularts, funded by a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and staged as a work-in-progress at the Bayanihan Community Center in San Francisco. Formerly a featured artist at the New Americans Museum and community scholar-in-residence at the San Diego Public Library, Perez has performed, lectured and led and convened dialogues, panels and workshops at various public libraries, community centers, and K-12, college and university classrooms. Additionally, Perez has staged and performed his work at notable venues such as the National Asian American Theater Festival, International Conference of the Philippines, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Asian Art Museum, Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, and La Jolla Playhouse. For nearly a decade, Perez taught writing, performance and ethnic studies at several college and university campuses in San Diego. Perez holds an M.F.A. in Writing and Consciousness from New College of California, is an alumnus of the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) Writing Workshops for Writers of Color, and holds a dual Ph.D. in Communication and Ethnic Studies from University of California, San Diego. Currently, Perez is an Assistant Professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino.

photo courtesy of dianne que