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Jane Lopez

Assistant Professor
Sociology, Sociology

2032 JFSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


Jane Lilly López is an assistant professor of sociology. Her research interests include citizenship (as both a legal status and a lived experience/identity) and the effects of law in the public and private realms of everyday life. Her current book project, "Unauthorized Love," examines the intersections of immigration, citizenship, and family in the law and in everyday life.

Research Interests

Immigration, Citizenship, Law, Race & Ethnicity, Family, Qualitative Methodology

Teaching Interests

Dr. López teaches a range of courses, including a broad survey course on current social problems, undergraduate capstone courses on the sociology of immigration and citizenship, a graduate course on qualitative research methods, and the Latinx Civil Rights Seminar.


  • PhD, Sociology , University of California San Diego (2018)
  • MSc, Evidence-Based Social Work , University of Oxford (2006)
  • BA, Urban Studies , Stanford University (2005)


  • Law & Society Association (2015 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association (2011 - Present)

Courses Taught


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