Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Perez-Caro received her Ph.D. in sociology, with a concentration in diversity and inequality from Fordham University (2011), where she also obtained advanced certification in Latin American and Latino Studies (2006). She currently chairs the Graduate Educational Committee of the Eastern Sociological Society.
Dr. Perez-Caro currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Sociology at The Catholic University of America, where she teaches classes on inequality, urban sociology and social problems. She has previously taught in the Latino Studies department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY (2003-2008) and for the College of Liberal Studies at Fordham University (2008-2009). In addition, Dr. Perez-Caro served as an assistant faculty member for the National Equity Center’s Summer Civil Rights and Social Justice Training Institute, held at UCLA (2006).
Research interests in racial equity and anti-racism work, stratification and inequality, namely among the American middle-class, urban sociology and residence, the sociology of higher education, Latino studies, and qualitative methodology. Recent publications include two book chapters on the residential segregation of Latinos in Washington, D.C., and the racial integration of Puerto Ricans in the northeast Bronx, New York. In addition, she has an upcoming book review publication with the Journal of Planning Education and Research on a book about the effects of environmental racism. Dr. Perez is currently revising two of her doctoral dissertation chapters for peer-reviewed journal consideration about gentrification in New York City and the importance of school district reputation in predicting neighborhood choice and housing outcomes among middle class native New Yorkers.
Dr. Perez-Caro received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration (College Student Personnel) from Teachers College, Columbia University.