Mery Perez

Teaching Professor in Sustainable Rural Communities, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

PhD in Rural Studies, University of Guelph

Dr. Mery Perez is a Teaching Professor in the School of Arts and Social Science at Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. She holds a Ph.D. 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, and the role of Indigenous and rural communities in sustainability.

Research Engagement

  • Communication in activism and social movements
  • Creativity and Discourse creation
  • Rural resilience and community development
  • The interface of social learning and policy implementation