Perfecta Oxholm

Perfecta Oxholm

Research Interests

  • Criminal Justice
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Political Psychology
  • Poverty & Inequality
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Welfare
  • Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination


Perfecta is a second year Ph.D. stu­dent with the Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy with particular inter­ests in community oriented policing and intergroup contact. 

Prior to enrolling at GSPP, Perfecta was the executive director of Esperanza Housing and Economic Development, a community development organization serving low-income Latino residents in North Philadelphia. Pita has experience in community organizing including the development of community oriented policing practices. 

Perfecta holds an MSW and an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa and is the mother of two young kids, ages four and one-and-a-half.

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Jack Glaser