Michael P. Perez is a native diasporic Chamorro/Chamoru ancestrally rooted in Guam, and born in Long Beach, CA. He is Professor of Sociology and the Faculty Athletics Representative at Cal State Fullerton. His teaching and scholarly interests include critical race studies, indigeneity, Native Pacific studies, race, gender and sports, education and critical pedagogy, and delinquency. Perez's published work has appeared in Amerasia Journal, Critical Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Ethnic Studies Review, Faculty of Color Teaching at Predominantly White Institutions (Anker Publishing), Global Processes, Local Impacts: The Effects of Globalization in the Asia Pacific Region (University Press of America), Pacific Studies, Social Identities: Journal of the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Spectrum, and Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination (University of Nebraska Press). Recreational interests include mountain biking, karate, surfing (beginner), and watching his kids play soccer/futbol.