Dr. Claudia López, Associate Professor


Email: claudia.lopez2@csulb.edu
Webpage: https://claudiamarialopez.com
Office: PSY-127
Phone: 562 985 1168
Pronouns: she/her/hers



  • A.A. Liberal Arts, Long Beach City College, 2007
  • B.A. Sociology, concentration in Criminology; minor in Legal Studies, San Jose State University, 2008
  • M.A. Sociology, UC Santa Cruz, 2012
  • PhD. Sociology, designated emphases Latin American and Latinx Studies and Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 2017

Main Courses:

  • Qualitative Research Methods (SOC 354)
  • Modern Sociological Thought (SOC 357)
  • Sociology of Globalization (SOC 430)

Research Interests:

  • Global migration, displacement, citizenship, critical urban studies,  housing crisis, political participation, ethnography, community-engaged research, Colombia, Southern California

Current research:

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