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Department of Political Science

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345 Commons Center

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Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University

M.A., Political Science, Duke University


American Politics

Research Networks

Research on Individuals, Politics, and Society Lab (RIPS)

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)


Political Psychology; Public Opinion; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Curriculum Vitae

Efrén O. Pérez

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Co-Director, Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab

Efrén O. Pérez (Ph.D., Duke University) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, and Co-Director of its Research on Individuals, Politics, & Society (RIPS) experimental lab. His research encompasses political psychology and public opinion, with an emphasis on racial and ethnic politics. Pérez's current research includes several papers on the relationship between language and survey response, as well as new projects on group identity, identity threat, and political response. His scholarship has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, and Political Behavior. His book, Unspoken Politics: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking, is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press.



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