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Perez, J.
Judith A. Perez-Caro, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae, Fall 2013
Fordham University, Ph.D.
Sociology, Concentration: Diversity and Inequality and Urban Communities
Advanced Graduate Certificate, Latin American & Latino Studies Institute
Bronx, NY
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.
New York, NY
Student Personnel Administration, Concentration: Multicultural Student Development
Canisius College, B.A.
Communication Studies. Minor: Writing; Studies Abroad: England and Spain
Buffalo, NY
“Middle Class Journeys: A Comparative Study on the Residential Experiences and Housing Outcomes of
Caribbean Latino, Black, and White Native New Yorkers.” Co-Mentors - Clara Rodríguez & E. Doyle
McCarthy; Reader: Norma Fuentes-Mayorga
Perez, Judith, 2012. Chapter 5: “Residential Patterns and an Overview of Segregation and Discrimination in
the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region,” in Research in Race and Ethnic Relations; Vol 17;
Hispanic Migration and Urban Development; edited by Enrique S. Pumar; Emerald Group Publishing,
Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-78052-344-6
Perez, Judith. 2012. Book Review. Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America by Kevin Fitzpatrick
and Mark LaGory (Routledge, 2010). Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER).
Perez. Judith. 2011. “The Future of Middle-Class Latino Homeownership.” Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Institute White Paper/Policy Brief, Young Latino Leaders Summit Series 2010-2011. URL:
Perez, Judith. 2009. “Latino/Latinas” in Latinos and Latinas in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Society,
and Culture. Eds. Carmen Lugo-Lugo and David Leonard, Washington State University. M.E. Sharpe.
Torres, Andres, Gilbert Marzán, Judith Pérez & René Poitevin. 2009. “Demographic and Neighborhood
Change among Puerto Ricans and Other Latinos” (non-circulating). Center for Puerto Rican Studies,
Hunter College-CUNY, “In Pursuit of Puerto Rican Studies” Search Conference, Working Paper
Perez, Judith. 2008. Book Review: Mestizo In America: Generations of Mexican Ethnicity in the Suburban Southwest
by Thomas Macias (University of Arizona Press, 2006). Journal of American Ethnic History.
Link to review:
Perez, Judith. 2008. 1) “Barrio”; 2) “Latina Feminism; 3) “Hispanics” in Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and
Society. Ed. Richard T. Schaefer, DePaul University. Russell Sage.
Perez, Judith. 2006. “Movin’ on Up”: Pioneer African-American Families Living in an Integrated
Neighborhood in the Bronx, New York.” The Bronx County Historical Society Journal. Fall 2006. *Oral
History recordings preserved at the Bronx African American History Project, Fordham
Perez, J.
Under Review:
Perez, Judith. 1) “Segregation and Latino/as”; 2) “Residential Segregation” in Latinos/as and
Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Jose-Luis Morin, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.
Greenwood Press.
Perez, Judith. “The Middle Class Journey: Residential and Housing Outcomes of Puerto Rican New Yorkers
in the Midst of the Recession” CENTRO Journal. Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College,
Perez, J. “The Outcomes of Gentrification on Native New Yorkers: A Case Study” - submitted to peerreviewed journal.
Spring 2012 present
Spring 2008 Spring 2009
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
Department of Sociology
Clinical Assistant Professor
Visiting appointment
Courses taught: Public Policy; Political Sociology and Social Movements; Race and Ethnic
Relations in the United States; Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender; The Urban Metropolis;
Sociology of Education; Sociology of Gender; Senior Coordinating Seminar; Introduction to
Sociology; Global Social Problems and Social Justice
Prepare, administer and evaluate senior comprehensive examinations; evaluate graduate
comprehensive examinations
Reader/evaluator for undergraduate senior thesis direction (three students)
Supervise graduate teaching assistant and undergraduate intern for site placement
Faculty advisor to Latino student organization
Faculty advisor to Washington DC Latino Student Partnership
Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus
Bronx, NY
College of Liberal Studies / Sociology
Teaching Associate (Adjunct Faculty)
Courses taught: Hispanics in the United States; Modern American Social Movements;
Old/New Minorities in the United States; Independent Study: Research Methods. Average
teaching evaluation: 8.7/9
Spring 2003 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
New York, NY
Summer 2008 Department of Latin American & Latina/o Studies
- Courses taught: Hispanics in American Society (two sections); Race & Ethnicity in the
United States (four sections). Average teaching evaluation: 4.5/5.
Summer 2006 The National Equity Center, Inc.
Washington, D.C./Los Angeles, CA
Host University: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Assistant Faculty
Inaugural Summer Civil Rights and Social Justice Training Institute.
- Founded by John Jackson, Ed.D., President and CEO of The Schott Foundation
- Taught modules and led research projects for cohort of 50 nationally selected diverse
student leaders
- Curriculum taught: 1) The Historical Framework of Civil Rights and Social Justice, 2)
Organizational and Moral Leadership Development, 3) Research and Policy Analysis
Perez, J.
August 2010May 2011
Summer 2009
The Center on Race and Wealth, Howard University
Washington, DC
College of Arts and Sciences
Summer Institute Fellow
1 of 8 fellows selected in national search for Ford Foundation funded research program
Selected to promote studies of wealth that will translate research into policy solutions
Conducted research, under the direct supervision of Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, on asset
building, wealth accumulation, and home ownership; incorporated research into doctoral
dissertation chapters.
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY
Dr. Andres Torres, Research Director
Research Assistant
Selected as 2009 Dissertation Fellow, under supervision of Dr. Torres
Prepared literature review: “The Neighborhood: Definitions, Metrics and Applications to
New York City’s Puerto Rican/Latino communities” for research brief & search conference.
Working paper circulated among local policy makers to inform community justice initiatives.
Spring 2009
Winter 2009
Summer 2007
Fall 2004Spring 2005;
Fall 2006Spring 2007
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Washington, DC
Graduate Fellowship Program
Graduate Housing Policy Fellow
1 of 8 graduate fellows selected for nine-month congressional public policy fellowship
Placement, Fall 2010: Grant Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development,
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Placement, Spring 2011: Committee on Financial Services (Democrat - Minority), Housing
Policy. United States House of Representatives.
Organized, researched, developed and selected panelists for policy summit on Latino
homeownership, held on Capitol Hill.
The 21st Century Foundation
New York, NY
Documentary: “Bring Your A-Game” & “Fair Game?”
Fact Checker
Directed by Mario Van Peebles.
Youth and Adult Versions
Verified all commentary and sources for documentary on educational and incarceration
crises of African American males. Received film credit. Debuted on BET: 9/12/2009
(Youth); 1/31/2010 (Adult).
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
Latino Center
Museum Studies Fellow
1 of 15 fellows selected in national search for summer fellowship program.
Developed survey and conducted research to inform “Latino Immigration Project” for the
Program in Latino History and Culture at the National Museum of American History.
Fordham University - Rose Hill
Bronx, NY
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Graduate Assistant
Graduate Assistant to Dr. Greta Gilbertson: teacher’s assistant – “Urban Community
Development”; book review coordinator for professor’s editorial responsibilities at
International Migration Review.
Perez, J.
INROADS, Incorporated (501 c-3), New York, NY. Regional and National Campus Recruiter,
Headquarters; National Liaison for Latino Affairs, Headquarters. 1/01-8/04.
 Recruitment: traveled (75%) to colleges and universities, career fairs and conferences; recruitment of
2,500 – 3,000 undergraduate applicants annually for nationally ranked diversity internship program;
managed annual recruitment budget of est. $30,000.
 Enrollment management: admissions tracking, evaluation, selection, interviewing, coaching, and
corporate placement interview preparation of college students.
 Conducted diversity training and facilitation at regional universities and colleges, high schools, area
community based organizations, and professional associations.
 National negotiator of partnerships with key Latino organizations for undergraduate talent acquisition.
Results: within one year of implementation, Latino college intern acquisition increased by 5% nationwide;
negotiated and secured three memorandums of agreement; sourced approximately 3000 college students
of color.
Pace University, Lubin School of Business, New York, NY. Graduate Academic Advisement and
Student Development. MBA/MS Academic Advisor. 11/99-12/00.
 Academic auditing and high volume advisement load of incoming and current graduate business students.
 Prepared and assisted in new student orientation; facilitated seminars and programming.
 Administered focus groups to assess graduate student needs and reported results to Assistant Dean.
Barnard College, New York, NY. College Activities Office. Graduate Assistant and Building
Manager, Macintosh Hall. 8/98 -7/99.
 Interviewed, hired, selected, trained and supervised evening student staff of six.
 On call management of student center and on campus bowling alley.
 Lead student activities advisor for a Latina student organization.
 Assisted in new and transfer student orientation and all campus programming at Barnard and Columbia
 On call, building crisis response related to use of student center.
Spring 2013
Co-facilitator. “Assessing Your Professional Development Needs for Career Success - Focus
Group.” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Spring 2013
Moderator. Women’s History Month Panel: “Latinas in Leadership.” The Latin Alliance.
The Catholic University of America.
Spring 2012
“Activism in the Academy: research on women in the Bronx and New York City.”
Women in Academia symposium. Gender and Women's Studies Program, Bowdoin
College, Brunswick, ME
Spring 2012
Latinas in Leadership. Panelist. Women’s History Month. The Latin Alliance, The Catholic
University of America, Washington, DC.
Spring 2012.
“Contemporary Issues in Urban Sociology.” Brown Bag Seminar. Department of
Sociology, The Catholic University of America.
Fall 2011
“The Journey of the Latino College Student: From College Hopeful to Student
Leader, to Career Success!” Department of Modern Languages and Latin American Students
and Friends. Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.
April 2011
"Middle Class Latinos: Dissonance in Racial and Class Assimilation." Graduate Seminar,
New Minorities in the United States Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
Perez, J.
Spring 2010
“From College Hopeful to Ph.D.: The Academic Dreams and Lessons Learned of a Boricua
from the Bronx, N.Y.” Keynote Speaker: “Passing the Gavel: Special Recognition Ceremony
for AHANA Students”, Office of Diversity Services, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.
Winter 2010
“Where Are You From?”: The Influence of Origins on Residential Aspirations, Preferences
and Mobility of Native New Yorkers.” The Modern City, Guest Lecturer, Professor Andrew
Tiedt. Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
Fall 2009
“Qualitative Methodologies: Applications and Best Practices.” Introduction to Research
Methods, Guest Lecturer, Professor Daniel Durkin. Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
Fall 2009
“Middle Class Journeys: Class Differences and Label Dissonance between Caribbean
Latinos, Blacks, and Whites.” Brown Bag Seminar Series, Institute for Latino Studies,
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
Summer 2009
“Residential Outcomes for Middle Class Puerto Rican New York City Residents: A
Comparative Analysis.” Section on Latino Sociology/ Refereed Roundtable: “Demographic
Transitions: Challenges in Businesses, Housing and Disaster Research.” American
Sociological Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Spring 2008
“Borinqueños on the Move: An Analysis of Puerto Rican Demographic Trends.” Panel
Presentation with Drs. Andrés Torres, Hunter College and Gilbert Marzán, Bronx
Community College. Somos El Futuro: 2008 Annual Conference of the New York State
Assembly & Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, Albany, NY.
Spring 2008
“Residential Choices among Middle Class Puerto Ricans in New York City: Historical and
Recent Findings.” Policy Brief Presentation: Nuyoricans on the move - New Research. Panel
presentation with Drs. Gilbert Marzán, Bronx Community College & Andrés Torres, Center
for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College (CUNY), New York, NY.
Fall 2007
“The Impact of Latino Immigration on United States and Cities.” Hispanic Heritage
Month. Featured Speaker sponsored by the Office of Diversity Services. Suffolk
University, Boston, MA.
Summer 2007
“In Search of Community: Class – Based Neighborhood Effects on Destination Choices
of a Cohort from the Bronx, New York.” Section on Community & Urban Sociology /
Refereed Roundtable. American Sociological Association Annual Conference, New
York, NY.
Spring 2007
“Movin’ on Up”: Pioneer African-American Families Living in an Integrated Neighborhood
in the Bronx, New York.” Paper Presentation. National Association for Ethnic Studies,
Inc. Annual Conference, State University of New York at New Paltz.
Winter 2006
“Neighborhood Effects on a Peer Cohort in the Bronx.” Paper Presentation - Inside Cities
New York. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Spring 2004
“Status and Trends for Students of Color.” Office of Career Services & New Jersey Board of
Education. New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ.
Representing INROADS, I was requested by university administrators, secondary school
officials and non-profit leaders to facilitate the following workshops:
Career Development: Discovering your Career Objectives; Mock Interviewing; Presentation
Skills; Resume Writing; The Importance of Networking; Speed Networking.
Leadership Development: College Survival, Economics of Staying in School, Money
Management, The Individual Development Plan.
Perez, J.
Summer 2003
“Cultural Competence - Latinos in the United States.” National Staff Conference, Shared
Resource Center. INROADS, Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois.
Fall 2002
“Latina Empowerment Brunch.” Keynote Speaker, Latino History Month sponsored by
Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority and Mujeres. Barnard College, New York, NY.
Spring 2002
Professional Women’s Career Panel: Keynote Speaker, Latino Students Association. Pace
University, Pleasantville, New York.
Spring 1999
“Skin Deep: Race and Racism.” Office of Minority Affairs. Columbia University- College
of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.
Fall 2009
StoryCorps Historias, held at Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter CollegeCUNY. Participant in national oral history project, sponsored by NPR and the American
Folklife Center. Oral History recorded and preserved at the Library of Congress.
Winter 2008
Horowitz, Michael. 2008. City News: The Newspaper of Co-op City, Bronx, NY.
Local newspaper commentary about my scholarly research on the Black Middle Class:
- “ ‘Scholarly paper says: Integration here attracted Black pioneers;’” February 16. pp. 1, 4
& 10.
- “Beach Club Recalled as Jewish Bastion.” February 23. pp. 1& 10.
- “Jews Say that Blacks not Excluded from Club.” March 1. p. 1.
- ‘Black-Jewish Relations are Called Exceptional.” March 22. p. 12.
Perez, Judith. 2008. City News: The Newspaper of Co-op City, Bronx, NY.
- Letter to the Editor. March 8. (3 pages).
- “Don’t Take Views of Blacks out of Context.” - Letter to the Editor. March 22. pp. 4 &
Spring 2006
Bronxnet Channel 67, Lehman College (CUNY), New York: “Bronx Talk AM with
Gary Axelbank” Interview: “Research on Co-op City, an Integrated Community in the
Fall 2008
2004 - 2009
2002 - 2004
1998 - 1999
Alumni Spotlight, Canisius College Magazine
Alumni Dissertation Fellowship, Fordham University
Dissertation Research Support Grant, Fordham University
Presidential Scholarship, Fordham University
Pioneer of Latino Recruitment Affairs Award – INROADS, Incorporated
Excellence Award – Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), City College
of New York (CUNY)
Certification- “How to Win Cooperation and Influence People”, Dale Carnegie Training
Certificates of Appreciation - Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and
Accounting (ALFA)- Baruch College (CUNY); National Association of Black Accountants
(NABA)- Pace University and St. John's University; Achievement and Accountability:
Children at the Heart National Migrant Education Conference; The Accounting SocietyBaruch College (CUNY); Career Day Explorer - Health Opportunities Secondary School;
Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology - New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Minority Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University
Cohort, “The Commons”; Racial Equity Roundtable, Search for Common Ground
Initiative on Race
Reviewer, Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award, District of Columbia
Sociological Society
Perez, J.
2006 & 2011
Alumni Speaker- Washington, D.C., Office of Admission, Teachers College, Columbia
Scholarship Selection Reviewer, Hispanic College Fund
Advisory Board, Scholarship Committee - Quest Educational Diversity Initiatives.
Class of 1996 reunion committee, Canisius College
Chair, ALANA Alumni Networking Reception (African American, Latino, and Native
American Alumni Association), Canisius College
Board of Directors, Secretary - Achieving Leadership’s Purpose (ALP), Inc. f.k.a. the
Archbishop’s Leadership Project for youth of the African Diaspora