Department of Political Science, Queens College
Vanessa M. Perez
Ph.D., Columbia University
Tel: (718) 997-5481
200W Powdermaker Hall
Office Hours: M & W 1:00-2:00pm
Vanessa M. Perez is Assistant Professor of Political Science at
Queens College. She specializes in American politics, with a focus
on electoral institutions, campaigns, race and ethnicity,
political behavior, health care policy, and research methods. Dr.
Perez also previously worked in the nonprofit sector in
Washington, D.C. She is currently working on two projects, one on
the impact of strict voting laws on turnout through a historical
perspective and another analyzing the voting behavior of recent
Puerto Rican arrivals to Florida in the 2018 midterm elections.
Dr. Perez holds a PhD, MPhil, and BA in Political Science from
American Government and Politics (PSCI 100); Research Skills
in Political Science (PSCI 200); The American Presidency (PSCI
212); The Legislative Process in America (PSCI 213); Political
Parties and Elections (PSCI 218); Coloquium in American Politics:
Latino Politics (PSCI 229); Coloquium in American politics: Civic
Engagement and Leadership (PSCI 229); Political Culture and
Political Socialization (PSCI 231).