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329 Smith HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassC3E1FC1358394637BDAEE904CC1B8739"><p>I’m an associate professor of sociology with specializations in environmental justice, health & illness, and the sociology of risk. I was trained in quantitative survey research and secondary data analysis, and have developed skills in mixed-methods research approaches in recent years, including <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">field observations/interviewing</a> and focus groups. A unifying theme throughout my career is the entwined configuration of health, risk, and society, with a focus on environmental and health issues through constructionist and social justice lenses. Currently, my research focuses on self-migration/<a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">relocation from climate change impacts and environmental burdens</a>, planned/adaptive relocation of environmentally burdened communities, <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">green/environmental gentrification</a>, and intensive zoning.</p><p>In my fifteenth year as a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at UD, I regularly teach introductory sociology (Honors and non-Honors). Further, I have significant experience teaching quantitative sociological research methods, social statistics, and data analysis, and recently have focused on teaching courses that I created (Sociology of Diagnosis (SOCI375) and Environment and Health (SOCI335)). I offer core courses in the department (e.g., Sociology of Risk) and plan to develop curriculum to teach environmental sociology at the introductory level. My courses range in format from face-to-face to online, and I am always striving to improve on course delivery and content in innovative ways that connect the classroom to the community and my research. Recent undergraduate research that I have supervised showcased a lack of focus on <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">environmental racism</a> in news media. <br></p><p>I am a core faculty member at the Disaster Research Center (<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">DRC</a>), a faculty affiliate of the Delaware Environmental Institute (<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">DENIN</a>), and also serve as a Policy Fellow for the Center for Community Research and Service (<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">CCRS</a>). Service is also something that I take pride in, committing a significant amount of time numerous initiatives and offices around campus, as well as the American Sociological Association’s <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="">Taskforce on Contingent Faculty</a>.<br></p></div>, Victor302-831-6232<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/PEREZ%20Victor.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Core Faculty, Disaster Research CenterAssociate Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice



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