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Jane Lopez, Sociology: There Is Room

Thursday, November 16
11:00 AM
250 KMBL

Hickman Diversity & Inclusion Lecture

There Is Room

We often find ourselves policing the boundaries of belonging rather than making room for everyone to find fellowship, connection, and community. In this talk, Dr. López draws on her scholarly research and personal experience to illustrate how breaking down the barriers to belonging benefits everyone. It is only once we see that there is room for everyone to belong — and to thrive — that we can create true community for ourselves and others.

Jane Lilly López

Jane Lilly López is an assistant professor of sociology at BYU. She received a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Stanford University, a master's degree in evidence-based social work from Oxford University, and master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of California, San Diego. López studies and teaches about issues related to social inequality and social policy. Her book, Unauthorized Love: Mixed-Citizenship Couples Negotiating Intimacy, Immigration, and the State (Stanford University Press, 2021), examines the intersections of immigration, citizenship, and family in the law and in everyday life. López has been a member of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging committee for the BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences since its creation in 2019, and one of the things she has loved most about her time at BYU has been her participation in this welcoming, loving, and supportive community.
Students in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences gain Experience Points for attending this lecture. Learn more about Experience Points.