Dr. Michelle Pérez

Dr. Michelle Salazar Pérez,

Dr. Michelle Salazar Pérez,

Associate 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/

Research interests:

Dr. Pérez’s current scholarship interests include using 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.

Selected Publications:


Cannella, G.S., Pérez, M. S., & Lee, I.F. (Eds). (2015). Critical examinations of quality in childhood education and care: Regulation, disqualification, and erasure. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Cannella, G.S., Pérez, M. S., & Pasque, P.A. (Eds). (2015). Critical qualitative inquiry: Foundations and futures. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. [Now Rutledge] Journal Special Issues

Pérez, M. S., Saavedra, C. M., & Habashi, J. (Eds). (Forthcoming, 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/loi/gsca#

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (*graduate student, **undergraduate student, +alphabetical listing of authorship)

Pérez, M.S., & Saavedra, C.M. (Expected 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.

Pérez, M.S., *+Medellin, K., & *+Rideaux, K. (2016). Repositioning childhood experiences within adult contexts: A Black feminist analysis of childhood/s regulation in early childhood care and education. Global Studies of Childhood, 6(1), 67-79. http://gsc.sagepub.com/content/6/1?etoc

Pérez, M.S., *Ruiz Guerrero, M.G., & **Mora, E. (2016). Black feminist photovoice: Fostering critical awareness of diverse families and communities in early childhood teacher education. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 37(1), 41-60. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujec20/current

Book Chapter

Pérez, M.S. (Expected 2016). Black feminist thought in early childhood studies: (Re)centering marginalized feminist perspectives. In K. Smith, K. Alexander, & S. Campbell (Eds.). Feminism in early childhood. Springer Series, Perspectives on Children and Young People.

Leadership:  Elected Co-Program Chair (2015-2017)/SIG Chair (2017-2018), Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, American Educational Research Association.

Recognition & Awards:

Dean’s Excellence in Research Faculty Award, College of Education, New Mexico State University (Fall, 2015)
Exceptional Achievement in Creative Scholarly Activity, Early Career Award, University Research Council, New Mexico State University (Fall, 2014)
Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association, Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education SIG (Spring, 2011)