Current research activities include:
* The transition to decriminalisation of sex work and the implications for sex work industry personnel, human service providers and government agents/bodies
* Teenage Fathers in Canterbury - this study explores young Canterbury father’s experiences of identity, sexuality and family
* Professional Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding as Socio-technical Networks - this study traces the networks that produce professional FSS athletes using Actor Network Theory.
Planned projects include:
* Ethnography and ANT: sex worlds and youth worlds
* Social media and intimacy
* The global politics of sport and development and the implications for national sports bodies.
- He L., van Heugten K., Perez-Y-Perez M. and Zheng Y. (2021) Issues of Elder Care among Migrant Workers in Contemporary Rural China: Filial Piety Redefined from a Foucauldian Perspective. Journal of Aging and Social Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2021.1926203.
- Wilson E., Perez-y-Perez M. and Evans NA. (2017) Editing hip-hop within youth work activities: an actor-network theory analysis. Journal of Youth Studies 20(10): 1396-1410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1333586.
- Perez-Y-Perez M. (2016) Mapping the Health and Safety of Female Sex Workers after the Prostitution Reform Act (2003): Human Services Perspectives and Responses. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies 11(4): 29-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2324-7576/CGP/v11i04/29-45.
- Newick L. and Perez-y-Perez M. (2015) "I'm just glad I changed": Youth Stories of New Identities in Desistance. Te Awatea Review 12(1): 6-11.
- Evans N. and Perez-y-Perez M. (2013) Will Marley come home? An exploration of the impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on people's relationships with their companion animals. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work 25(2): 7-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol25iss2id76.