University of Florida
Department of Sociology

SYA4300 - Methods of Social Research

SYD4510 - Environment and Society


Stephen Perz, PhD
Associate Professor
3113 Turlington Hall
352.392.0251 ext. 234

Office hours
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 1:45-2:45
And by appointment

Stephen Perz

Associate Professor, Sociology
                    Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1997

Areas of Interest: Demography, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Development

Stephen Perz received his PhD in sociology with a specialization in demography from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. Perz conducts research on demographic processes and environmental change, land use practices and land cover dynamics, and the socio-spatial processes of road-building in the Amazon. He has received funding from NASA and NSF for work on roads and forest fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon. He is involved in fieldwork along the Transamazon highway that crosses northern Brazil, as well as along the Transoceanic highway that connects southern Brazil to Peru and Bolivia. This work emphasizes interdisciplinary and international collaboration and has resulted in roughly 30 publications in numerous journals and books.

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