Ranya Perez


Ranya Perez is a Ph.D. student in socio-cultural anthropology. She is interested in exploring the relationship between community gardens/farms and solidarity. Her work seeks to understand what occurs when traditionally place-based modes of belonging, solidarity, and sovereignty transform as they travel through transnational networks. She looks at how place—and therefore sovereignty—is not only about land but also about relationships that can be fostered both across and within borders, exemplifying how transnational solidarity can be used to further liberation.

Ranya has a BA in Anthropology from Kalamazoo College. She is originally from the Dominican Republic and was raised in the Bronx.