Patricia J. Lopez

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Geography

Across my research, teaching, and mentoring, I insist upon a deeply engaged caring praxis—one that emerges from and through social relations. This requires an approach that takes seriously the importance of taking time in researching, ruminating, and writing; working collaboratively and collectively with others; and, building meaningful relationships with colleagues, students, and the communities with whom I work.

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Fairchild, Room 118
HB 6017


Geography, Geography


The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


  • Ph. D. University of Washington, Seattle
  • M.A. University of Washington
  • B.A. University of Washington, Seattle

Selected Publications

  • Lopez, Patricia J. 2022. "For a Pedagogy of Hope: Imagining Worlds Otherwise." Journal of Geography in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2022.2155803

    Neely, Abigail and Patricia J. Lopez. 2022. "Toward Healthier Futures in Post-pandemic Times: Political Ecology, Racial Capitalism, and Black Feminist Approaches to Care." Geography Compass. 16(2), e12609.

    Neely, Abigail and Patricia J. Lopez. 2022. "The Differential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Geography Faculty in the United States." The Professional Geographer. 74(3): 430-439.

    Lunstrum, Libby, Rosemary Collard, Bruce Braun, Neel Ahuja, Patricia J. Lopez, Rebecca Wong. 2021. "More-than-human and Deeply Human Perspectives on COVID-19." Antipode. 53(5): 1503-1525.

    Gillespie, Kathryn A. and Patricia J. Lopez (eds). 2019. Vulnerable Witness: The Politics of Grief in the Field. Public Anthropology Series. Berkeley, CA: University of CA Press.