Joanna Perez

Joanna Perez

Joanna Perez
Joanna Perez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Dr. Joanna Perez is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Grounded on her experience as a proud daughter of Guatemalan immigrants and first-generation scholar, she is committed to engaging in social justice work. Her research lies at the intersection of immigration, family, education, and social movements. As an educator, she is invested in facilitating student-centered learning environments and meeting the needs of underserved students. Through her community engagement, she aims to address various forms of social inequality. Ultimately, Dr. Perez’ goal is help improve the social conditions of marginalized communities. She earned her MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and BA in Sociology with a double minor in Labor & Workplace Studies and Civic Engagement at UCLA.

Email: joperez@csudh.edu