Hiram Perez teaches at Vassar College. His first book, A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire (NYU Press), won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBT Studies in 2016. He has published essays in Social Text, Camera Obscura, The Scholar & Feminist Online, The Journal of Homosexuality, The Margins, and Transformations. His work has also appeared in the edited collections Reading Brokeback Mountain, East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture, and Asian American Studies Now. He is currently at work on a memoir, Mongrel Love, where he explores the relationship between racial embodiment and shame.