Faculty Public Sociology & Community Engagement
Jessica Goodkind studies socialization and adaptation of recently resettled refugees from around the world; she puts that expertise to work in New Mexico by advising both refugee organizations and resettlement agencies on how best to help refugees adapt to and become productive members of American society.
Nancy Lopez draws on her scholarly work on the dynamics of racialization in American society to help civic organizations and other researchers think more carefully about racial identity and how to measure race & ethnicity.
Richard L. Wood draws on his scholarly expertise in his role on the national Board of Directors of the PICO National Network, one of the leading voices for policy change to benefit middle-class, working-class, and poor communities around the United States. He advises national and local PICO leaders as they redesign the network to meet their new strategic ambitions to shape public policy at the local, state, and federal levels.