I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago in the Department of English. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago in 2018, where I was also a Senior Graduate Fellow of the Chicago Center for Teaching. I received my BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010.


My work draws on the fields of literary studies, art history, and media studies in order to examine the manner in which different modes of perception are involved in the composure and discomposure of identities rooted in race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and sexuality. I'm also interested in experimental modes of criticism and pedagogy.

You can reach me by email: cmerport[at]uchicago[dot]edu