Craig Santos Perez

Craig Santos Perez is a Chamoru author from Guam. Perez’s works include spoken poetry albums, poetry books, critical essays, and his scholarly monograph titled Wayreading Chamorro Literature from Guam: Indigeneity, Decolonization, and Aesthetics. He is a professor of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with research interests in Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Food Writing, and Environmental Literatures and Eco-Poetics. In 2011, Perez co-founded Ala Press, an independent publisher that focuses on printing works by Indigenous Pacific Islanders. Today, Perez co-curates the Native Voices Reading and Lecture Series, the Chamorro Studies Speaker Series, and the New Oceania Literary Series at UHM.