Nancy López

Associate Professor, Director and Co-founder, Institute for Study of "Race" & Social Justice, RWJF Center for Health Policy

Ph.D. Sociology City University of New York 1999

Email: nlopez@unm.edu

Office: SSCI 1053
Office phone: 505-277-3101, fax: 505. 277-8805

Office Hours:
Spring & Fall 2014 Tuesdays 11:00-12:00

Research Areas

"Race," Ethnicity, Education, Gender, Latino/as Studies, Qualitative Methods

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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.

NiLP Latino Census Network: Thoughts on Proposed Changes in Hispanic Question

Curriculum Committee: Call for Syllabi

Proposal for 3-credit University-wide Undergraduate Degree Requirement

Peer Institution Data

President Frank Letter of Support for Diversity Requirement

Provost Letter of Support for Diversity Requirement

List of Diversity Course Syllabi 11/19/2012

UNM Catalog Diversity Course Requirement

NM IndianEducRpt 2011

Nancy López' Vitae

Overview of Race & Hispanic Origin:2010 Census Brief

ASA 2013 Position Paper OMB & Census Race & Ethnicity Data

Diversity Council Framework for Strategic Action

MAPPING “RACE” Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research