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Michael P. Perez, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Biography

Michael P. Perez is a native diasporic Chamorro/Chamoru ancestrally rooted in Guam, and born in Long Beach, CA. He is Professor of Sociology and the Faculty Athletics Representative at Cal State Fullerton. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Guam. He received his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California at Riverside, after conducting fieldwork and completing his dissertation on indigenous identity in Guam. His teaching and scholarly interests include critical race studies, race, ethnic and indigenous relations, Native Pacific studies, sociology of sports, social justice, education and critical pedagogy, deviance and delinquency. Perez's published work has appeared in Amerasia Journal, Critical Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Ethnic Studies Review, Faculty of Color Teaching at Predominantly White Institutions (Anker Publishing), Global Processes, Local Impacts: The Effects of Globalization in the Asia Pacific Region (University Press of America), Pacific Studies, Social Identities: Journal of the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Spectrum, and Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination (University of Nebraska Press).

Degrees

1997, Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside

1994, M.A., Sociology, University of California, Riverside

1991, B.S, Sociology, University of California, Riverside

1989, A.A., Liberal Arts, Riverside Community College

Research Areas

Critical race studies, race, ethnic and indigenous relations, Native Pacific studies, sociology of sports, education and critical pedagogy, deviance and delinquency.

Courses Regularly Taught

Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Inequality, Sociology of Sports, Theory.

Publications

King, Yesenia and Michael P, Perez.  2014. “Double-Edged Marginality and Agency: Latina Muslims in the Borderland.”  In Crescent of Another Horizon: Islam in Latin America, the Caribbean and Latino U.S.A.  (John Tofik Karam, Maria del Mar Logroño-Narbon, Paulo Gabriel Hilú da Rocha Pinto, eds.).  University of Texas Press. (Forthcoming).

Perez, Michael P. 2006.  “Negotiating Identity and Learning from a Native Pacific Perspective: Contradictions of Higher Learning in Cultural Diversity Classes.” Pp. 247-262 in Faculty of Color Teaching in Predominantly White Institutions, (Christine Stanley, ed.). Boston, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing Company.

Preston, Pamela J. and Michael P. Perez. 2006. “The Criminalization of Aliens: Regulating Foreigners.” Critical Criminology.  14(1): p. 43-66.

Juge, Tony and Michael P. Perez. 2006. “The Modern Politics of Citizenship and Whiteness in France.” Social Identities: Journal of the Study of Race, Nation and Culture.  12(2): 187-212.

Perez, Michael P. 2005. “Colonialism, Americanization, and Indigenous Identity: A Research Note on Chamorro Identity in Guam.” Sociological Spectrum. 25(5); p. 571-591.

Perez, Michael P. 2005. “Chamorro Resistance and Prospects for Sovereignty in Guam.” Pp. 169-189 in Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination.  (Joanne Marie Barker, ed.) University of Nebraska Press.

Perez, Michael P. 2005 “Insiders Without, Outsiders Within: Chamorro Ambiguity and Diasporic Identities on the U.S. Mainland.”Pp. 47-72 in Global Processes, Local Impacts: The Effects of Globalization in the Asia Pacific Region. (Nora Chang, John Lidstone, and Rebecca A. Stephenson, eds.). University Press of America.

Perez, Michael P.  2002.  “Pacific Identities Beyond U.S. Racial Formations: The Case of Chamorro Ambivalence and Flux,” Social Identities: Journal of the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. 8(3): 457-479.

Pinhey, Thomas K., Perez, Michael P., and Randall L. Workman.  2002.  “The Fighting Behavior of Asian-Pacific Males in Guam: Do High School Extracurricular Activities Matter?”  Social Science Quarterly. 83 (4) December: 1086-1096.

Pinhey, Thomas K., Carpenter, John, Michael P. Perez, and Randall L. Workman.  2002.  “Marijuana Use among High School Students in Guam.”  Pacific Studies.  25(3): 95-106.

Workman, Randall L., Leon Guerrero, Rachael T., Pinhey, Thomas K., and Michael P. Perez. 2002. “Highlights of Findings from the 1999 Guam Study of Youth Risk Behaviors.” Public Health Dialog: Journal of Community Health and Clinical Medicine for the Pacific. 9(2): 233-236.

Perez, Michael P.  2001.  “Contested Sites: Pacific Resistance in Guam to U.S. Empire.” Amerasia Journal. 27(1): 97-115.

Perez, Michael P.  2000.  “Interethnic Antagonism in the Wake of Colonialism: U.S. Territorial Racial and Ethnic Relations at the Margins.” Ethnic Studies Review. 23 (1-3): 1-32.

Perez, Michael P.  2000. “External Colonialism.” in Racial and Ethnic Relations in America.  Salem Press.

Perez, Michael P.  2000. “Family and Socialization: Latinos.” Pp. 415-417 in Racial and Ethnic Relations in America.  Salem Press.

Pinhey, Thomas K. and Michael P. Perez.  2000. “Recounting the Wages of Self-Appraised Sinfulness: A Research Note on Divorce, Cohabitation, and Guilt.”  Deviant Behavior. 21(1) January - February: 1-13.

Pinhey, Thomas K., Arria, Amelia; Workman, Randall, L., and Michael P. Perez.  1999.  “Family Structure and Alcohol Use among Asian-Pacific High School Students in Guam.”  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 23 (supplement).

Scholarly Work

Perez, Michael P. 2004.  Study Guide for Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. Second Edition.  Wadsworth. Pp. 1-417.

Perez, Michael P. 2003.  Study Guide for Sociology: Your Compass for a New World.  Wadsworth. Pp.1-296.

Perez, Michael P.  2003. “Insiders Without, Outsiders Within: Chamorros on the U.S. Mainland.” Gailaide: The Global Voice for the People of the Marianas and Micronesia. 2(2): 6-8. (Invited)

Perez, Michael P.  2003.  “Chamorro Ambivalence and Diaspora: Beyond U.S. Racial Formations.” Pp. 31-44 in Global Processes, Local Impacts: The Effects of Globalization in the Asia Pacific Region. Proceedings of the Symposium of the Globalization and Human Dynamics Taskforce of the Pacific Science Association, conducted at its Congress in Guam, June 2001.  (Nora Chang, John Lidstone, and Rebecca A. Stephenson, eds.).  Published jointly by University of Guam, Micronesia Centre, The Pacific Science Association, Taiwan, ROC.

Workman, Randall L., Pinhey, Thomas K., and Michael P. Perez.  1999. “The Reduction of Teenage Fighting through Extracurricular Activities: Evidence from Guam.”  Guam Health Research Notes: A Periodic Publication Series for Applied Research and Training. No. 3, April.

Workman, Randall L., Perez, Michael P., and Thomas K. Pinhey.  1999. ‘Becoming a Big Kid’: Substance Use and Fighting in Guam’s Middle Schools. Community Development Report, Community Resource Development, Guam Cooperative Extension, University of Guam Press. Pp. 1-103..

Workman, Randall L., Pinhey, Thomas K., and Michael P. Perez.  1998.  ‘In Pursuit of Happiness’: Substance Use and Violence Among High School Youth in Guam, Community Development Report, Community Resource Development, Guam Cooperative Extension, University of Guam Press. Pp. 1-119.

Perez, Michael P.  1998. “Indigenous Identity and Political Resistance in Guam.”Sociological Abstracts, Inc. American Sociological Association. 1-25.