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Perez, Michael P.

Professor of Sociology


Office: 657-278-3022

Department: 657-278-3531



Michael P. Perez is a native diasporic Chamorro/Chamoru ancestrally rooted in Guam, and born in Long Beach, Calif. 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).

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Critical Race Studies, Native Pacific Studies

  • Athletics
  • Education -- Multicultural
  • Racial Issues
  • Sociology