Creative Nonfiction Essays

‘Creative License.’ Swimming with Elephants. July 7, 2019.

‘Toccata and Feud.’ The Menteur. June 5, 2019.

‘Suicidal Tendencies.’ The Bookends Review. May 10, 2019.

‘PTSD Love Story.’ Burnings (Spring Equinox issue), Tiny Flames Press. April 5, 2019.

‘Got Meds?’ Uncomfortable Revolution. February 9, 2019.

‘Resilience: A #MeToo Love Letter .’ Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk. October 24, 2018.

‘Holy Guaca-mole.’ Chaleur. October 3, 2018.

‘Bleeding HeArt.’ Silver Needle Press, Nonfiction Contest Winner. July 8, 2018.

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‘Love Revolution.’ Hispanecdotes. February 14, 2017.


‘Nightmare.’ Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadows of Abuse. Ed. Annette Gagliardi & League of Minnesota Poets. April 2019.

‘Midnight Kitchen Pirate .’ Junto Magazine (Volume 3, Issue 4). December 21, 2018.

‘Crazyloca.’ Snapdragon: A Journal of Arts & Healing (Volume 4, Issue 4 – ‘Here & Gone’ theme). September 15, 2018.

Book Chapters

Pérez, R. L. (2017). ‘Interviewing Epistemologies: From Life History to Kitchen Table Ethnography.’ Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition. J. Brett and J. Chrzan, eds. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Pérez, R. L. & B. Audant (2009). ‘Livin’ La Vida Sabrosa: Savoring Latino New York.’ Gastropolis: Food and New York City. A. Hauck-Lawson and J. Deustch, eds. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 209-229.

Journal Articles

Pérez, R. L. (2014). ‘Las Fronteras del Sabor: Taste as Consciousness, Kinship, and Space in the Mexico–US Borderlands.’ Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 19(2):310-330.

Pérez, R. L. & M. Abarca (2007). ‘Cocinas Públicas: Food and Border Consciousness in Greater Mexico.’ Food and Foodways 15(3-5):137-151.

Encyclopedia Entries

Leynse, W.H. & R.L. Pérez (2003). ‘Food as Metaphor.’ Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Volume 2. S.H. Katz, ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, pp. 489-491.

Book Reviews

Pérez, R. L. (2012). Review of Foodscapes, Foodfields and Identities in Yucatán by Steffan Igor Ayala-Diaz. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 18(1):134-136.

Pérez, R. L. (2004). Review of Homegirls in the Public Sphere by Marie “Keta” Miranda. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003. Association for Feminist Anthropology.


Pérez, R. L. (2009). Tasting Culture: Food, Family and Flavor in Greater Mexico. (Doctoral Dissertation). New York University. New York, NY.

Pérez, R. L. (2001). Knowledge on the Border: Histories of Anthropology in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands. (Master’s Thesis). New York University. New York, NY.

Pérez, R. L. (1996). Ideology, Politics and Sex Education. (Bachelor’s Honors Thesis – High Distinction). University of California – San Diego. La Jolla, CA.