Cristina Pérez Jiménez (she/her/ella) is an Associate Professor of English at Manhattan College, where she specializes in U.S. Latinx and Caribbean cultural studies with a focus on race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora studies, urban studies, especially NYC, and histories of the left and ethnic social movements. She is the co-editor of a bilingual scholarly edition of Guillermo Cotto-Thorner’s Manhattan Tropics/Trópico en Manhattan (Arte Público, 2019) and her research has appeared in Revista Hispánica ModernaLatino StudiesPost45Small Axe, CENTRO Journal, among other venues. Dr. Pérez Jiménez is currently completing a book called Here to Stay: The Making of Latinx New York, which explores the emergence of a distinctive New York Latinx cultural identity during the sociopolitical conjuncture of the 1930s and 1940s, and developing a public humanities, digital project entitled “The Latino Catskills.”