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Gloria Negrete-Lopez

Assistant Professor


Gloria Negrete-Lopez (she/her/hers/ella) is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at West Virginia University. She holds a Ph.D. in Gender and Women’s Studies with a Minor in Mexican-American Studies from the University of Arizona. Interdisciplinary in scope, her research, teaching, and creative work focus on gender and feminist studies, critical prison studies, Latinx/e studies, migration studies, queer (and trans) of color critique, cultural studies, and digital media studies.
Dr. Negrete-Lopez’ research examines the important role of art and cultural work in disrupting dominant narratives of migrant criminality. She is currently working on a book project that views the artistic and cultural work of migration activists as spaces of knowledge-making, co-creativity, and praxis wherein they challenge violent anti-immigrant discourses that criminalize and punish migrant communities. Additionally, her teaching and scholarly work reflect her commitment to creating learning communities that view art as a powerful tool for social change. Lastly, Dr. Negrete-Lopez has a forthcoming piece titled ““IMA MAKE IT LOOK FLY!”: Abolitionist Feminist Aesthetic Coding in Fashion and Adornment” in Abolition Feminisms Vol. 1: Organizing, Survival, and Transformative Practice (August 16, 2022) from Haymarket Books.