Cristina Pérez teaches at Brandeis and Harvard University.
She holds a Ph.D. in Literary Studies from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and was a GSAS Visiting Fellow at the Department of English at Harvard University for three years. Prior to Harvard she was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Comparative Literature of University of California, Davis.
Cristina specializes on the emerging sciences and pseudosciences of the late 18th and 19th centuries, their impact on the work of Edgar Allan Poe and their influence on modern science and literature. Cristina has presented at numerous international congresses including Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture (St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, London), Gothic Literature and Studies: Dark Latitudes (UCR, Costa Rica), and Neo Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today (John Moores University, Liverpool).
Her publications have appeared in Trespassing Medicine, the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies or the UCLA Center for the Study of Women; and has upcoming publications in Palgrave Macmillan and Lehigh University Press. Cristina holds a BA in English Philology and an MA in Literary Studies from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.