Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez


Gloria  Gonzalez-Lopez
Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 232 6343
Email: gloria@austin.utexas.edu

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Rachel Griess (primary)
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David Ochsner (primary)
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Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez's sociological research focuses on the areas of sexuality, gender, Mexican American and Mexican studies, and social inequality. These intellectual projects are inspired by feminist theorizing and research in the social sciences whereby sexuality is considered a social prism through which to explore institutional dynamics in the areas of religion, education, law, family, culture and politics. In her current research project, she is conducting an in-depth sociological examination of incest and other forms of sexualized contact (i.e., voluntary and involuntary) within the context of the family in Mexican society. Her primary methodological approach is ethnographic, and she also has a special interest in engaging in multidisciplinary conversations on the ethical and methodological issues and concerns researchers encounter while conducting research on sensitive issues.Her research interests also include exploring ways in which feminist-informed epistemologies and methodologies in the social sciences have the potential to facilitate individual and collective healing, and social justice through dialogue with emerging critical theories of feminism and engaged research across disciplines. She is teh author of "Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico" (2015), "Erotic Journeys: Mexican Immigrants and Their Sex Lives" (2005), and the co-editor, with AnaLouise Keating, of "Bridging: How Gloria AnzaldĂșa's Life and Work Transformed Our Own" (2011).

Media Rep Contact

Rachel Griess (primary)
512-471-2689
email

David Ochsner (primary)
512-475-9712
email