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Associate Professor, Director and Co-founder, Institute for Study of "Race" & Social Justice, RWJF Center for Health Policy
Office: SSCI 1053
"Race," Ethnicity, Education, Gender, Latino/as Studies, Qualitative Methods
Nancy López Nancy López directs and co-founded the Institute for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice, housed in the RWJF Center for Health Policy. Dr. López has been named the Inaugural Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) Faculty Fellow, UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Dr. López received National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) funding for a workshop on "race" in health policy research (April 2011). She co-edited a volume based on this workshop entitled, "Mapping 'Race': Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research" (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Book Series, forthcoming in 2013). She has also received funding from the Sociological Initiatives Foundation for a study of discipline in a diverse New Mexico public school, as well as funding from the NM Public Education Department for a study entitled, "Indian Education in New Mexico, 2025." Her book Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys: Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education (New York: Routledge, 2003) focuses on Dominicans, West Indians, and Haitians to explain why girls of color are succeeding at higher rates than their male counterparts. Her current work focuses on the creation of meaningful conceptualizations of "race" in as a dynamic multi-dimensional and multi-level social construction. The daughter of Dominican immigrants, Dr. López was born in New York City and she was raised in NYC public housing; spanish is her first language.
Lopez, Nancy. “Racially Stigmatized Masculinities: Conceptualizing Latino Male Schooling in the United States,” in Disenfranchisement of Latino Males: Contemporary Perspectives on Cultural and Structural Factors, by Pedro Noguera, Edward Fergus and Aida Hurtado (editors). New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2011, 35pp.
Trans-disciplinary “Race” Working Group, 2010. Trans-disciplinary Guidelines for Researching "Race."
Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, RWJF Center for Health Policy, UNM, 4pp.
“Anti-racist Pedagogy and Empowerment in a Bilingual Classroom in the Southwest, circa 2006,“ Theory into Practice, (2008).
Creating Alternative Discourses in the Education of Latinos and Latinas, co-edited with Raul Ybarra, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2004, 247 pp., reviewed in Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews, Arizona State University,http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev481.htm, retrieved 10/12/07.
Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys: Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education, New York: Routledge, 2003, 223 pp.; reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, March 2004, 33(2): 241-242; American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 110, No. 2 (September 2004): 516–18. Revised Edition, forthcoming.