Academic Writing

Summary of Academic Research and Selected Manuscripts

Immigration Enforcement: How does immigration enforcement impact Latino mixed-status communities? Are these effects gendered? How can we measure them? How can our findings guide our advocacy?

Lopez, W.D. Loaves, fishes, and deportation. (2018). Practicing Anthropology, 40(4), 35-37. Full text.

Lopez, W. D., Novak, N. L., Harner, M., Martinez, R., & Seng, J. S. (2018). The traumatogenic potential of law enforcement home raids: An exploratory report. Journal of Traumatology 24(3), 193–199. Full text.

Lopez, W. D., Horner, P., Doering-White, J., Delva, J., Sanders, L., & Martinez, R. (2018). Raising children amid the threat of deportation: Perspectives from undocumented Latina mothers. Journal of Community Practice 26(2), 225–235. Abstract.

Lopez, W. D., Kruger, D. J., Delva, J., Llanes, M., Ledón, C., Waller, A., Harner, Me., Martinez, R., Sanders, L., Harner, Ma., & Israel, B. (2017). Health implications of an immigration raid: Findings from a Latino community in the Midwestern U.S. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 19(3), 702–708. Full text.

Gámez, R., Lopez, W. D., & Overton-Adkins, B. (2017). Mentors, Resiliency, and Ganas: Factors Influencing the Success of DACAmented, Undocumented, and Immigrant Students in Higher Education. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 16(2), 144–161. Full text.

Doering-White, J., Horner, P, Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Lopez, W. D., Delva, J.  (2016). Testimonial  engagement: Undocumented Latina mothers navigating a gendered deportation regime. Journal of International Migration and Integration 17(2), 325–340. Abstract

Horner, P., Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Doering-White, J., Lopez, W. D., Delva, J (2014). “I put a mask on”: The human side of deportation effects on Latino youth. (2014) Journal of Social Welfare and Human Rights 2(2), 33–34.

Delva, J., Horner, P., Ramiro, M., Sanders, L., Lopez, W. D., & Doering-White, J. (2013). Mental health problems of children of undocumented parents in the United States: A hidden crisis. Journal of Community Positive Practices 8(3), 25–35.

ID Policies and Health Equity: In a country that increasingly requires identification to access health resources and public spaces, what is life like for those without identification? How can we disrupt the health challenges this creates?

LeBrón, A. M. W., Cowan, K., Lopez, W. D., Novak, N. L., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva,  J.(2018). It works, but for whom? Examining racial bias in carding experiences and acceptance of a county ID. Health Equity 2.1, 239–249. Full text.

LeBrón, A.M.W., Lopez, W. D., Cowan, K., Novak, N. L., Temrowski, O., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva, J. (2017). Restrictive ID Policies: Implications for Health Equity. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Full text.

Detroit Youth Passages: How do the life circumstances of members of marginalized communities contribute to sexual vulnerability?

Knittel, A. K., Graham, L. F., Peterson, J., Lopez, W., & Snow, R. C. (2018). Access to Health Care Services among Young People Exchanging Sex in Detroit. Journal of Urban Health 1–17. Abstract.

Graham, L. F., Crissman, H. P., Lopez, W. D., Tocco, J., Snow, R. C., Padilla, M. B. (2014). Navigating community institutions: Black transgender women’s experiences in schools, the criminal justice system, and churches. Journal of Sexuality Research and Social Policy 11(4), 274–287. Abstract.

Graham, L. F., Matiz, A., Lopez, W. D., Gracey, A., Snow, R., Padilla, M. B. (2013). Addressing economic devastation and built environment degradation to prevent youth violence: A Photovoice project of Detroit Youth Passages. Journal of Community Literacy 8(1), 41–52. Abstract.
Lopez, W. D., Graham, L. F., Reardon, C., Matiz Reyes, A., Reyes, A., & Padilla, M. B. (2012). “No jobs, more crime. More jobs, less crime”: Structural factors affecting the health of Latino men in Detroit. Journal of Men’s Health 9(4), 255–260.  Abstract.