Department News and Publications, January 2022

Departmental News

Posted: Feb 07, 2022 - 12:00am

Awards and Honors 

Georgiann Davis received the 2022 Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Activism Award. The award will be formally presented this spring. Click here for more.


Graduate student Neil Greene Coauthored “The Impact of Homelessness on Mortality of Individuals Living in the United States: A Systematic Review of the Literature”. It is scheduled to come out this month in the February issue of The Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and UnderservedCoauthors include homeless services researchers and providers: Amy Funk, Kate Dill, and Pia Valvassori.  

López, Nancy published a chapter entitled “Naming the Problem: Epistemic Violence, Cognitive Maps, Relationships of Power and Resistance in National Narratives about Belonging,” in 2021 book The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America, edited by Charmaine Wijeyeshinghe. 

Graduate student alum, Muhammad, Michael and Nancy López. Published a chapter entitles “Scholar While Black: Theorizing Race-Gender Micro/Macroaggressions as Covert Racist Actions for Maintaining White Domination in Academia a ‘Post-Racial’ Society,” in the book Reproducing Whiteness: Race and Social Justice in the Higher Education Workplace. Edited by Teresa Neely and Margie Montañez. 

Nancy Lopez and co-authors have the following forthcoming book chapter: Paquin, Leola Tsinnajinnie, Shiv Desai, Vincent Werito, Nancy López & Karen Sanchez-Griego. “Promoting Solidarity for Social Justice and Indigenous Educational Sovereignty in the Cuba Independent School District,” in The Yazzie Case: Interrogating the Yazzie/Martinez Lawsuit edited by Wendy Greyeyes, Glenabah Martinez and Llyod Lee. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 

Presentations and Workshops, Public Engagement, Public-facing Scholarship, and News Coverage  

Graduate student Neil Greene coauthored a report with the National Institute for Medical Respite Care: “Building the Evidence-Base for Medical Respite Care: A Patient-Centered Research Agenda."

Graduate student Neil Greene had a presentation accepted for the 2022 National Health Care for The Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium: “Homeless Mortality: Getting Started, Data, and How to Use it to Advocate for Policy Change”. Co-authors include providers from the Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless Program and staff from the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator 

Nancy López presented to Government Accountability Office, Jan. 12. 2022. The presentation provided an overview of race and ethnicity data collection in censuses in the U.S. and Latin America and the different historical/political/social contexts that influence these data, including their reliability and interpretation. The audience included analysts with international policy backgrounds, and work on reviews of the State Department, USAID, Internal Affairs and Trade, Strategic Issues, PI’s, DE&I Committees, among other internationally focused agencies.