Efrén Pérez (Ph.D., Duke University, 2008) is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Sociology (by courtesy) at Vanderbilt University. He is also Co-Director of its Research on Individuals, Politics, and Society (RIPS) experimental lab.
Efrén draws on psychological insights to better understand the political attitudes and behaviors of racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Substantively, he does research on implicit political cognition, group identity, and language and political choice. Methodologically, he designs and runs experiments, especially in the realm of racial and ethnic politics. He also uses latent variable models to design, validate, and refine measures of attitudes, identities, and beliefs in inter-group settings.
Efrén has published articles on these topics in the American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Political Behavior and Political Psychology. His book, Unspoken Politics: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking, is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press.
Efrén O. Pérez
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37209
615.322.6222 (telephone) (central time)