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Craig Santos Perez

Associate Professor in the English Department

Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guåhan/Guam. He is the co-founder of Ala Press, co-star of the poetry album Undercurrent, and author of three collections of poetry: from unincorporated territory [hacha], from unincorporated territory [saina], and from unincorporated territory [guma’]. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department and affiliate faculty with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the Indigenous Politics Program at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. He won the prestigious American Book Award (2015) for his poetry from unincorporated territory [guma’].