Anthony Peguero, a professor in the Department of Sociology, received the 2020 Joseph B. Gittler Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). The award recognizes a member of the SSSP for significant scholarly achievements toward the ethical resolutions of social problems. Peguero was honored for the quality and volume of his work concerning youth violence, school safety, and immigration as well as for his efforts to engage society in understanding and addressing social injustice.

Peguero also was selected for the 2020 Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award by the Crime, Law, Deviance and the Sociology of Law sections of the American Sociological Association. The award was established to recognize sustained work and/or innovative approaches in the service of facilitating the success of undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or other scholars, particularly younger scholars. Peguero was honored for his dedication, energy, and success in mentoring junior scholars of color at Virginia Tech and other institutions.

In addition, Peguero published “School Procedural Justice and Being Pushed Out: Examining the Significance of Sex, Race, and Ethnicity,” Sociological Spectrum 40.4 (2020): 247–68, with Kay S. Varela, Sanna King, and Alicia Rujosa.