Sociology

Paul Lopez

Professor

Paul López is Professor of Chicano Studies and Sociology. He holds a joint appointment with the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology. Before coming to Chico State, he held prior academic appointments at Boise State University, University of San Francisco, U.C. Santa Barbara, Northeastern University, and several other colleges and universities. He regularly teaches Introduction to Chicano Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Introduction to Multicultural and Gender Studies, and Chicanos in Contemporary Society. He received his BA in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge, his MA in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D in Sociology at Northeastern University. His first two books on the former U.S.-Mexico Bracero program are now coming out in second editions in the Fall of 2017. His third book (in progress) examines elderly braceros and continues his research and writing on the migration and settlement of former Mexican braceros.

Recent Publications

Paul López. Forthcoming. BrownPower/Chicano Movement. Forthcoming. In Lavariega Monforti, (editor), Latinos in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders. ABC-CLIO.

Paul López. Forthcoming. Chicano Moratorium. In Lavariega Monforti, (editor), Latinos in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders. ABC-CLIO.

Paul López. 2017. (editor).¿Que Fronteras? Mexican Braceros and a Re-examination of the Legacy of Migration. Kendall/Hunt Publishers. Dubuque, IA. Second Edition

Paul López. 2017.The Braceros: Guest Workers, Settlers, and Family Legacies. Kendall/Hunt Publishers. Dubuque, IA. Second Edition

Paul López. 2015. Bracero Program. In Frederick F. Wherry, and Golson, J. Geoffrey (editor). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society.

Paul López. 2013. Operation Wetback. In Dr. Carlos E. Cortes (editor). Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications.

Paul López. 2013. Latinos. In Dr. Carlos E. Cortes (editor). Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications.

Paul López. 2013.Chicanos. Dr. Carlos E. Cortes (editor). Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications.

Paul López. 2011. A Response: Continuity and Change in Hispanic Identity. Ethnicities. Sage Publishers.

Paul López. 2009. Reflections on Research Perspectives and Strategies. In Alberto L. Pulido, Barbara Driscoll de Alvardo, and Carmen Samora, (editors). Moving Beyond Borders: Julian Samora and the Establishment of Latino Studies. University of Illinois Press.