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Anthony A. Peguero, Ph.D.

Portrait of Anthony A. Peguero
Assistant Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dr. Anthony A. Peguero is an assistant professor of Sociology and research affiliate of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech. He earned his BA in sociology and English, an MA in sociology, and an M.S. in criminal justice from Florida International University. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Miami in 2006. His research interests involve youth violence and juvenile justice, youth socialization and marginalization, school bullying, gender, race and ethnicity, and the adaptation of the children immigrants. He serves as a consultant on the Cartoon Network's campaign against bullying, and the editorial board for the journal of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice and the Crime and Deviance Section of Sociology Compass. Dr. Peguero is also a member of the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network which holds the dual 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. Some of Dr. Peguero's research has been published in Crime and Delinquency, Youth & Society, Journal of Criminal Justice, Punishment & Society, Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence.