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Anthony A Peguero

Associate Professor

PhD from University of Miami

Research Interests

> Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

> Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

> Youth and Adolescence

> Schools and Education


Current Projects

> “Social Control, Inequality, and Intersectionality: A Multilevel Analysis of Adolescent Misbehavior, School Location, Race, Ethnicity,  and Gender.” With Kaitland Payne*, Lindsay L. Kahle*, and Ann Marie Popp.

> “Academic Self-Efficacy and Dropping Out: The Significance of the Roles of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity.” With Kelsey Shaffer**.

> “Social Bonding to School and Inequality: Race, Ethnicity, Dropping Out and the Significance of Place.” With Sarah Ovink and Yun Ling Li*.

> “Social Bonds Across Immigration Generations and the Immigrant School Enclave: A Multilevel Longitudinal Study of Student Violence, School Disorder, and Dropping Out.”

Selected Publications:

Williams, Lisa A. and Anthony A. Peguero. In Press. “The Impact of School Bullying on Racial and Ethnic Achievement.” Race and Social Problems.

Peguero, Anthony A., Edwardo L. Portillos, Jun Sung Hong, Juan Carlos González, Lindsay L. Kahle, and Zahra Shekarkhar. 2013. “Victimization, Urbanicity, and the Relevance of Context: School Routines, Race and Ethnicity, and Adolescent Violence.” Special Issue on School Bullying and Victimization. Journal of Criminology, 13: 1–14.

Popp, Ann Marie and Anthony A. Peguero. 2012. “Social Bonds and the Role of School-Based Victimization.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(17): 3366–3388.

Peguero, Anthony A. and Jennifer M. Bondy. 2011. “Immigration and Students’ Relationship with Teachers.” Education and Urban Society, 43(2): 165–183.

Muschert, Glenn W. and Anthony A. Peguero. 2010.“The Columbine Effect and School Anti-Violence Policy.” Research in Social Problems & Public Policy, 17: 117-148.

Peguero, Anthony A. 2009. “Victimizing the Children of Immigrants: Latino and Asian American Student Victimization.” Youth & Society, 41(2): 186-208.

Peguero, Anthony A. 2008. “Bullying Victimization and Extracurricular Activity” Journal of School Violence, 7(3): 71-85.

* For a detailed list of publications, please click CV on the right side bar.


Fellowship. 2013–2014. W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow, National Institute of Justice.

Fellowship. 2007-2008. Criminal Justice Research Center, Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice-Network  (RDCJ-N), The Ohio State University and the National Science Foundation.

Fellowship. 2008. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy.  Washington, D.C.

Fellowship. Alliances for Graduate Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) & Preparing Future Faculty (PFF).  2006. Howard University. Washington, D.C.

Fellowship. 2004. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Washington, D.C.


2013 American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on People of Color and

Crime's (DPCC) Coramae Richey Mann Award

First Place Research Award. 2006. University of Miami, Citizens Board Research Creativity Forum.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. 2004. University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology.


* For a complete list of grants and awards please see curriculum vita.

Teaching Interests


Juvenile Delinquency

Systems of Justice

Victims, Society, and Justice

Schools, Violence, and Justice


  • 540-231-2549
  • 506 McBryde Hall (0137), Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech
    225 Stanger Street
    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
    United States

Anthony Peguero CV (PDF | 425KB)