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  • Victor Perez, Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center

    Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center
    Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice
    University of Delaware
    329 Smith Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-6232
    http://sites.udel.edu/victorp/

    Biography

    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 field observations/interviewing 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/relocation from climate change impacts and environmental burdens, planned/adaptive relocation of environmentally burdened communities, green/environmental gentrification, and intensive zoning.

    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 environmental racism in news media. 

    I am a core faculty member at the Disaster Research Center (DRC), a faculty affiliate of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), and also serve as a Policy Fellow for the Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS). 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 Taskforce on Contingent Faculty.

 

 

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="https://nccde.org/DocumentCenter/View/29865/Residential-Survey-Final-Report-January-25-2019" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://nccde.org/DocumentCenter/View/29865/Residential-Survey-Final-Report-January-25-2019&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNGXGCqQhCYrS5gqRqKlsm2D7jpajw">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="https://sites.udel.edu/victorp/2018/11/10/wdde-series-on-eden-and-hamilton-park-communities/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://sites.udel.edu/victorp/2018/11/10/wdde-series-on-eden-and-hamilton-park-communities/&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNHvUc0i7BIhGIR6HyjL2lPPUyJZSw">relocation from climate change impacts and environmental burdens</a>, planned/adaptive relocation of environmentally burdened communities, <a href="https://sites.udel.edu/victorp/2020/01/25/throwback-green-gentrification/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://sites.udel.edu/victorp/2020/01/25/throwback-green-gentrification/&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNHHGaE4-aLKmU-aMCDJRs3B793aYg">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="https://sites.udel.edu/victorp/2019/09/03/alyssa-schiff-mcnair-scholar/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://sites.udel.edu/victorp/2019/09/03/alyssa-schiff-mcnair-scholar/&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNGUTiBJSz5aT2WDHd7smejX7RyuRA">environmental racism</a> in news media. <br></p><p>I am a core faculty member at the Disaster Research Center (<a href="https://www.drc.udel.edu/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.drc.udel.edu/&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNECRY-Aioi76TfE2_rxqJH_POY9Rg">DRC</a>), a faculty affiliate of the Delaware Environmental Institute (<a href="http://denin.udel.edu/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://denin.udel.edu/&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNFVDws7gNf5lc7NSgtqxjjIpyRpOA">DENIN</a>), and also serve as a Policy Fellow for the Center for Community Research and Service (<a href="https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ccrs" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.sppa.udel.edu/ccrs&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNEHoN_6YQ9NGb0OHkp8KlrBxmWC2w">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="https://www.asanet.org/teaching-learning/contingent-faculty" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.asanet.org/teaching-learning/contingent-faculty&source=gmail&ust=1583933721350000&usg=AFQjCNFssRIfZ0RSxU44GMXF87fYzdINlw">Taskforce on Contingent Faculty</a>.<br></p></div>victorp@udel.edu/Documents%20Bios%20CVs/PEREZ%202020.02%20CV.pdfPerez, Victor302-831-6232<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/PEREZ%20Victor.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Core Faculty, Disaster Research CenterAssistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justicehttp://sites.udel.edu/victorp/

 

 

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