Wilson Palacios Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of Miami
M.A. University of Miami
B.A. University of Miami
Wilson R Palacios joins UMass Lowell as an associate professor in the School of Criminology & Justice Studies. Dr. Palacios received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami (Department of Sociology - 1996). His research focuses on the intersection of social class, race, ethnicity, and gender and its structuring effects on “everyday” decision-making processes and behaviors related to drug use, abuse, and addiction. Specifically, Dr. Palacios utilizes qualitative research methods to investigate how social-cultural context and social structure shape ‘risk’ & legal environments for people who inject drugs (PWIDs).
Social organization of “risky” behaviors, Intersectionality framework(s) for understanding substance abuse & crime, & Illegal Drug Markets-related Hidden Economies.