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Victor Agadjanian | jimi adams | Boaventura Cau | Sophia Chae |
Carlos Castillo-Chavez | Gerardo Chowell-Puente | Carey Cooper |
Connie Gager | María Hilda García-Pérez | Jennifer Glick | Patricia Gober | Brian Gratton | Steven Haas | Sarah Hayford | Chris Herbst |
Daniel J. Hruschka | Olga Kornienko | Melissa Kovacs | Jennie Kronenfeld |
Francisco Lara-Valencia | Wei Li | Vera Lopez | Nathan Martin |
Eileen Diaz McConnell | Cecilia Menjívar | Alan Murray | Nathan Martin | Masumi Iida | Laura Peck | Deirdre Pfeiffer | Matthew Pittinsky |
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga | David Schaefer | Alexandra Brewis Slade | Carlos Santos | Nicole Weller | Natalie Wilkens | Scott Yabiku


Vera Lopez, Associate Professor
Justice & Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation
E-mail: vera.lopez@asu.edu

My research focuses primarily on "troubled girls" who engage in sexual risk taking, use drugs, and commit crimes. I use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies as well as a feminist intersectional framework to better understand girls' lived experiences as shaped by their ethnicity, gender, class, age, and country of origin. Recent projects include a study of incarcerated girls' relationships with drug-using parents, a community-based study of Latina girls' relationship power and sexual infidelity, and a study of residential treatment girls and their relationships with absent fathers and violent boyfriends. My current project, on drug-involved girls' family and relationship dynamics, expands upon this previous work.

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