Gretchen Lopez is Director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program at Syracuse University and affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies.
She has published research in Educational Record, Journal of Social Issues, New Directions for Higher Education, Political Psychology, and Race, Ethnicity, and Education. She recently co-edited a special issue of Equity & Excellence in Education (2012) on “Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social Identities, and Social Justice” subsequently released as book by Routledge (Zúñiga, Lopez, & Ford, 2014). These and other publications center on how critical pedagogy may facilitate student understanding of societal inequality and how this further connects to preparation and motivation to act.
Interdisciplinary inquiry focused on critical issues of race, gender, class, and education.
Professor Lopez’s current projects focus on co-learning across university and community contexts including the need for intergroup dialogue educational initiatives for high school students, and the broader implications of dialogic learning for diverse college students including for overall well-being.