VCL Faculty

Dr. Ventura Pérez

Dr. Perez

2006 Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology, with distinction, University of Massachusetts Amherst

2000 Master of Arts in Biological Anthropology, with distinction, University of Massachusetts Amherst

1997 Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Iowa


Dr. Pérez is a bioarchaeologist whose research is embedded within a biocultural paradigm. His focus is on the poetics of violence (both interpersonal and institutional) in past and present human populations. His analysis of various types of trauma examines how the symbolic aspects of violence have the potential to create order and disorder depending on the specific social context within which the violence is expressed. Dr. Pérez is currently researching the use of performance violence in pre-Hispanic and post contact Mexico, is a consultant for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and is working with Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes at the site of Montes de Oca in Argentina. Contact him at vrperez@anthro.umass.edu.

 

 

Landscapes of Violence

LoV logoThe goal of our open-access journal, Landscapes of Violence (LoV) is to provide a balanced approach to the causes of violence and offer a voice for the human experience behind it. This journal deals with the interrelationships between society and violence seen through the analytical eyes of trans-disciplinary researchers.

For information about Landscapes of Violence (LoV) please see About this Journal or contact us at lov@sbs.umass.edu.