Dr. Mery Perez
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Policy Institute, School of Science and the Environment, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Grenfell Campus
Dr. Mery Perez is an adjunct professor at the school of science and the environment, at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus. She is also the coordinator of the Center for Research and Innovation. Dr. Perez completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in public engagement at Grenfell Campus with Dr. Garrett Richards and Kelly Vodden at Grenfell Campus. She holds a PhD in Rural Studies from the University of Guelph with a focus on community capacity building and development through creativity. In her master’s and doctoral programs, her research focused on the role of the arts, particularly music, in capacity development, community building, and social and environmental change in Canada and in Latin America. Her research interests include the relationship between environmental governance and community development, rural innovation and entrepreneurship, and the role of Indigenous and rural communities in sustainability.
- PhD, Rural Studies, University of Guelph (2019), Dissertation: Re-articulating Discourse for Indigenous and Environmental Justice: A Study of Nicaragua’s Unidos por BOSAWAS Music Festivals.
- MA, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Guelph (2014), Thesis: Empowered by Song: the Misa Campesina and Peasant Involvement in the Nicaraguan Revolution.
- MA, Spanish Language and Literature, University of Toronto (2009).
- BA (Honours), Psychology, York University (2008)