Maria D. Perez
Welcome! I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California. I also hold a Master of Science in Applied Economics and Econometrics (MS AEE). I have a strong mixed methods background through my experience working with survey data, A/B testing, survey experiments, interviews, focus groups, text analysis, vector autoregressions (VAR), time series data, and multilevel-regression analysis with postratification frames (MRP).
Currently, I pursue my career as a mixed methods UX Researcher. My dissertation looks at corporate activism to identify its determinants, as well as its consequences on the behavioral attitudes of the firms' social and political stakeholders.
Prior to my doctoral education, I worked as a public affairs and strategic communications consultant and analyst for international private firms from the pharmaceutical, technological, luxury retail, financial, and investment sectors.
Corporate Political Strategy
Corporate Social Responsability
Quantitative Research Methods
Dissertation Committee Members
Dr. Nan Jia (co-chair), Associate Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business
Dr. Gerardo Munck (co-chair), Professor of Political Science, USC
Dr. Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, USC