Claudia Maria Lopez

TitlePhD Candidate
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSociology Department,
Latin American & Latino Studies,
Feminist Studies Department
Phone831-459-3516 (msg)
Web Site Personal Website
OfficeRachel Carson College, Room 314
Office HoursBy appointment
Campus Mail StopRachel Carson College Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Claudia Maria Lopez

Research Interests

Forced migration, Gender, race and ethnicity, critical urban studies, human rights, im/migration, resettlement policy, development, identity formation, collective memory, social movements, Colombia.

Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz:
August 2013-2015

Biography, Education and Training

Master of Arts: Sociology
University of California, Santa Cruz, May 2012

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology with concentration in Criminology
Minor: Legal Studies
San Jose State University, May 2008 (Cum Laude with High Honors)

Associate in Arts: Liberal Arts
Long Beach City College, June 2006

Honors, Awards and Grants

Dissertation-year Fellow, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminars on NonCitizenship. Chicano Latino Research Center. UCSC, 2016-2017.

Milam-McGinty-Kaun Award for Teaching Excellence. UCSC, 2016.

Research & Travel Graduate Fellowship Award. UCSC, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant. UCSC, 2014.

UC Chancellor’s Graduate Teaching Fellow. UCSC, 2014-2015.

Chicano Latino Research Center Graduate Student Minigrant. UCSC, 2014.

STARS Reentry Scholarship, Soroptimist International, Santa Cruz Branch & American Association of University Women. 2013, 2010.

Alumni Workshop Travel Award. Social Science Research Council. 2012.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship. Social Science Research Council, 2011.

Fanny Carruthers Sociology Scholarship, Department of Sociology. UCSC, 2009.

Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship. UC Santa Cruz, 2008-2013.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Fellow, UCSC

Socy 10 -Issues and Problems in American Society (Summer 2016)

LALS 114-Forced Migration, Resettlement and Resistance in Latin America (Spring 2015)

Socy 156-U.S. Latina/o Identities (Fall 2014)

Teaching Assistant, UCSC

Socy 156-U.S. Latina/o Identities (Winter 2016)

FMST 20-Feminism and Social Justice (Fall 2015)

FMST 100-Feminist Theories (Winter 2015)

Socy 15 - World Society (Winter 2011, Fall 2013)

Socy 128I/Lgst 128I - Race and Justice (Fall 2011)

LALS 1 - Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies (Fall 2010, Winter 2012)

LALS 100B - Culture and Society: Culture in a Global Context (Spring 2011, 2012)

Reader, UCSC
LALS 80- Race, Class and Gender (Spring 2013)

Socy 130 - Sociology of Food (Winter 2009)


T.A. Trainer, UCSC, Feminist Studies Deparment (Spring 2016)