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Joanna Perez

Assistant Professor, Sociology
California State University, Dominguez Hills

​Joanna Perez is an assistant professor and an avid mentor for CSUDH students. For more than a decade she has examined the experiences of Latinx undocuactivists, whom she defines as “undocumented immigrant activists who fight for immigrant rights by challenging structural inequality and oppressive social relations.” Her groundbreaking research on young Latinx activists, earned her the prestigious Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fellowship. Perez was the first CSUDH faculty member to be selected for this honor, and was one of 32 fellows selected nationwide. She was also one of 10 junior faculty members who received yearlong fellowships in support of eradicating racial disparities in the arts and humanities. And she plans to publish her research in hopes of creating social change​


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