Anthony A. Peguero

Anthony A. Peguero, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology

Anthony A. Peguero, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology
Anthony A. Peguero, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology

Department of Sociology
506 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2549 |  anthony.peguero@vt.edu

Anthony A. 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, i10-index of 38, and an h-index 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.

Dr. Peguero has also been active in pursing extramural funding to support his research agenda.  In 2012, he was awarded $99,122 for his research titled “Social Bonds Across Immigration Generations and the Immigrant School Enclave: A Multilevel Longitudinal Study of Student Violence, School Disorder, and Dropping Out,” National Institute of Justice. In 2016, he was awarded three (3) external grants: Principal Investigator, $124,492, “School Safety, Security, and Educational Progress,” National Science Foundation, Sociology; Co-Principal Investigator, $4,964,124, “Examining the School and Community Contexts that Contribute to the Root Causes and Prevention of School Violence in Rural, Urban, and Large County School districts in California,” National Institute of Justice; and Co-Principal Investigator, $776,949, “Assessing the Role of Immigration in the Linkage between School Safety, Education, and Juvenile Justice Contact,” National Institute of 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.

  • Youth Violence
  • School Climate
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Racial, Ethnic, Immigration, and Gender Inequality
  • Latina/o/x Sociology and Criminology
  • Ph.D.   Sociology, University of Miami, 2006
  • M.S.     Criminal Justice, Florida International University, 2002
  • M.A.    Comparative Sociology, Florida International University, 2001
  • B.A.     English, Florida International University, 1998
  • B.A.     Sociology, Florida International University, 1997
  • 2019–Current, Vice-Chair, Crime & Justice Research Alliance
  • 2017–Current, Trustee-At-Large, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • 2014–Current, Director, Laboratory for the Study of Youth Inequality and Justice, Virginia Tech
  • 2016–Current, Virginia Tech, Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, Fellow
  • 2016–2019, Board Member, Crime & Justice Research Alliance
  • 2016–2018, Advisor to the Documentary Pushouts (www.thepushouts.com)  
  • 2016–2018, Member, National Science Foundation: Sociology Senior Panel
  • 2015–2016, Member, National Science Foundation: Sociology Dissertation Panel
  • 2014–2016, Standing Panel on Research and Evaluation on Justice Systems, National Institute of Justice
  • 2013–2015, Member, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group
  • 2013–2015, Co-Chair, American Society of Criminology Division on People of Color and Crime
  • 2013–2014, National Institute of Justice, W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow
  • 2011–Current, Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Virginia Tech
  • 2009–Current, Advisor to the Cartoon Network’s Campaign against School Bullying/Violence 2007–Current, Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network, The Ohio State University
  • 2006–2011, Center for Human Development, Learning, & Technology, Miami University (OH)
  • 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
  • 2014, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Juvenile Justice Section, Tory J. Caeti Outstanding Young Scholar Award.
  • 2013, American Society of Criminology, Division on People of Color and Crime, Coramae Richey Mann Award
  • 2006, First Place Research Award. University of Miami, Citizens Board Research Creativity Forum.
  • 2004, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology.

Editor for Volumes

  • Miller, Holly V. and Anthony A. Peguero. (Eds.). 2018. Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Crime. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Muschert, Glenn W., Stuart Henry, Nicole L. Bracy, and Anthony A. Peguero. (Eds.). 2018. Responding to School Violence: Confronting the Columbine Effect. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

 

Editor for Journal Special Issues

  • Peguero, Anthony A. 2019 (Ed.). 2019. “Significance of Race/Ethnicity in Bullying.” International Journal of Bullying Prevention, 1(3).
  • Hong, Jun Sung, Anthony A. Peguero, and Dorothy L. Espelage (Eds). 2018. “Bullying and Peer Victimization of Vulnerable, Marginalized and Oppressed Youth.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(4).
  • Peguero, Anthony A., Nadine M. Connell, and Jun Sung Hong. (Eds.).  2018. “School Violence and Safety.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 16(2).
  • Peguero, Anthony A. and Jorge Chavez. (Eds.). 2015. “The Significance of Immigration for Youth and their Experiences with Violence and Juvenile Justice.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 13(4).
  • Bartolomé, Lilia, Donaldo Macedo, Victor Rios, and Anthony A. Peguero (Eds.). 2013. “Latin@ Students and the School-Prison Pipeline.” Association of Mexican American Educators, 7(3).

Journal Articles

  • Bondy, Jennifer M., Anthony A. Peguero, and Brent E. Johnson. 2019. “The Children of Immigrants’ Bonding to School: Examining the Roles of Assimilation, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Bonds.” Urban Education, 54(4): 592-622.
  • Peguero, Anthony A., Gabriel J. Merrin, Jun Sung Hong, and Kecia R. Johnson. 2019. “School Disorder and Dropping Out: The Intersection of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity.” Youth & Society, 51(2) 193–218.
  • Varela, Kay S., Anthony A. Peguero, John M. Eason, Miner P. “Trey” Marchbanks III, and Jamilia Blake. 2018. “School Strictness and Education: Investigating Racial and Ethnic Educational Inequalities Associated with being Pushed Out.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 4(2): 261–280.
  • Marchbanks III, Miner P. “Trey,” Anthony A. Peguero, Kay S. Varela, Jamilia Blake, and John M. Eason. 2018. “School Strictness and Disproportionate Minority Contact: Investigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities with the ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline.’” Special Issue, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 16(2): 241–259.
  • Agnich, Laura E., Lindsay L. Kahle, Anthony A. Peguero, Jennifer L. Murphy, Olivia Foroughi, and Jennifer N. Nester. 2017. “Does Breaking Gender Stereotypes Contribute to Victimization at School?” Criminal Justice Studies, 30(3): 257–275.
  • Jiang, Xin and Anthony A. Peguero. 2017. “Immigration, Extracurricular Activity, and the Role of Family.” Education and Urban Society, 49(3): 314–340.
  • Rojas-Gaona, Carlos, Jun Sung Hong, and Anthony A. Peguero. 2016. “The Significance of Race/Ethnicity in Adolescent Violence: A Decade of Review, 2005-2015.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 46:  137–147.
  • Peguero, Anthony A., Sarah M. Ovink, and Yun Ling Li. 2016. “Social Bonding to School and Educational Inequality: Race/Ethnicity, Dropping Out, and the Significance of Place.” Sociological Perspectives, 59(2): 317-344.

Book Chapters

  • King, Sanna, Alicia Rujosa, and Anthony A. Peguero. 2018. “The School-to-Prison Pipeline.” In Jo Deakin, Emmeline Taylor, and Aaron Kupchik (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of School Discipline, Surveillance and Social Control. London, UK: Palgrave.
  • Hong, Jun Sung, Anthony A. Peguero, Dorothy Espelage, and Paula Allen-Meares. 2017. “Preventing Violence and Victimization among Racial/Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Youth in the United States: Looking beyond the Individual Factors.” In Moshe Israelashvili and John Romano (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pantoja, Alicia, Sanna King, and Anthony A. Peguero. 2017. “Have Zero-Tolerance Policies Made Schools Safer?” In. Stacy. L. Mallicoat (Ed.), Crime and Criminal Justice: Concepts and Controversies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Bondy, Jennifer M. and Anthony A. Peguero. “Immigration and Education: Complexities and Intersecting Factors with Schooling the Children of Immigrants.” 2015. In Claire M. Renzetti and Raquel Kennedy Bergen (Eds.), Understanding Diversity: Celebrating Difference, Challenging Inequality. New York, NY: Pearson Education.

Selected External Grants

  • Co-Principal Investigator. Patricia E. Campie and Anthony A. Peguero. 2017–2022. “Examining the School and Community Contexts that Contribute to the Root Causes and Prevention of School Violence in Rural, Urban, and Large County School districts in California,” National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2016-CK-BX-K001). Teaming Agreement with American Institutes for Research (AIR). Outcome: Awarded, $4,964,124.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Miner P. “Trey” Marchbanks III, Anthony A. Peguero, and Jamilia Blake. 2017–2020. “Assessing the Role of Immigration in the Linkage between School Safety, Education, and Juvenile Justice Contact.” National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2016-CK-BX-0015). Teaming Agreement with Texas A&M University (TAMU). Outcome: Awarded, $776,949.
  • Principal Investigator. 2017–2019.  “School Safety, Security, and Educational Progress.” National Science Foundation, Sociology (NSF-SES-1625703). Outcome: Awarded, $124,492.
  • Consultant. 2015–2018.  “Assessing the Role of School Discipline in Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System.”  Principal Investigator: Miner P. “Trey” Marchbanks III.  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice (OJJDP) (2013-50167-TX-JF). Outcome: Awarded, $497,640

Selected Internal Grants

  • Principal Investigator. 2018. “School Safety and Inequality: Exploring Intersectionality and Educational.” Grant-Writing Incentive Grant. Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Outcome: Awarded, $6,000.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. Bert Huang, James E. Hawdon, and Anthony A. Peguero. 2017. “Machine-Learning Approaches for Automated Detection of Cyberviolence.” Virginia Tech, Data Analytics and Decision Science Destination Area. Outcome: Awarded, $25,000.
  • Principal Investigator. 2015. “Securing Schools and Educational Progress.” Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE). Outcome: Awarded, $13,000.

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