Dr. Pérez (Ph.D., Duke University, 2008) draws on psychological insights and tools to better understand the political attitudes and behaviors of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Substantively, he is engaged in research on implicit cognition and public opinion, identity and political preferences, and language and polling in multilingual communities. 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, and Political Behavior. Dr. Pérez is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Unspoken: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking.
Efrén O. Pérez
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37209
615.322.6222 (telephone) (central time)