Victim Researcher Profile
Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Inequality and Justice
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Anthony Peguero is an associate professor of sociology and criminology. Dr. Peguero is also the Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Inequality and Justice and research affiliate of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech. His research interests involve youth violence, socialization and marginalization, schools, and the adaptation of the children immigrants. As a result of his research agenda, Dr. Peguero has over eighty (80) published or forthcoming peer-reviewed journal articles, eleven (11) peer-reviewed book chapters, four (4) edited special issues, and two (2) edited books. According to Google Scholar Dr. Peguero has 2,000 citations and an H-Factor of 27. He currently serves as a consultant on the Cartoon Network’s campaign against bullying and editorial board member for the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Sociology of Education, and Race and Justice. He is also a National Institute Justice W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow; 2018 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Minority and Women’s Section, Becky Tatum Excellence Award; 2018 Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award; 2015 Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment Fellow; 2014 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Tory J. Caeti Outstanding Young Scholar Award Winner; and, 2013 American Society of Criminology Coramae Richey Mann Award Winner. Dr. Peguero is also a member of the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network (RDCJN) and Latina/o/x Criminology (LC) which hold the goals of advancing research on the intersection of race, crime and justice and of promoting racial democracy within the study of these issues by supporting junior scholars from under-represented groups.
Child victims, LGBTQ victims, Limited English proficiency victims, Men and boys of color, Immigrants and refugees, Urban high crime neighborhood victims
Data collection, Descriptive studies, Program evaluation, Quantitative studies
VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Data collection, Program evaluation, Quantitative studies