Dr. Pérez (Ph.D., Duke University, 2008) draws on psychological insights and tools to better understand the political attitudes and behaviors of U.S. racial and ethnic groups. Substantively, he is engaged in research on implicit political cognition, group identity, and language and political thinking. Methodologically, he is interested in the design and application of experiments, especially in the realm of racial and ethnic politics; and the use of latent variable models to design, validate, and refine measures of attitudes, identities, and beliefs in inter-group contexts. He 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, was recently accepted for publication at Cambridge University Press.

 

 

Contact Information:

Efrén O. Pérez
PMB 505
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37209
615.322.6222 (telephone) (central time)
615.343.6003 (fax)
efren.o.perez@vanderbilt.edu