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Michael Perez

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Assistant Professor, Integrative Sciences


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BA University Texas Arlington
PHD Texas A&M University

Michael Perez


Michael Perez is a social/cultural psychologist, whose research line integrates cultural-psychological and Critical Race Theory (CRT) frameworks to study racism and intergroup relations. His research focuses on intergroup relations within the domain of United States racism, accounting for structural, racial inequality in the context of race relations. His current research lines investigate intergroup apologies for racism, intergroup forgiveness with considerations to systems of racial inequality, the influence of critical histories on protest for racial justice, and how systemic racism shapes our perceptions and philosophies of peace and victimization.

Dr. Perez received his B.A. in Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Texas A&M University.

Academic Affiliations

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Spring 2024: Monday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 


Spring 2024
PSYC 202 - 01
Qualitative Methods

PSYC 358 - 01
Seminar in Peace & Conflict

Fall 2024
PSYC 265 - 01
Culture in Psychology

PSYC 377 - 01
Race and Intergroup Relations