Representative Public Writing
I also write regularly on my Medium blog. Check it out here: https://medium.com/@williamlopez_9697
Lopez, W. D. & Novak, N., L. “The ‘Loser Teachers’ Who Keep Immigrant Communities Together.” (March 1). Latino Rebels. Link: https://www.latinorebels.com/2019/03/01/teacherscommunities/
Fleming, P. J., Lopez, W. D. “Families are choosing between their health and staying together.” (January 9). The Conversation. Link: https://theconversation.com/families-are-choosing-between-their-health-and-staying-together-108865
Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “State Violence is at the Root of Health Inequities.” (September 23). Truthout. Link: https://truthout.org/articles/state-violence-is-at-the-root-of-health-inequities/
Lopez, W. D. “With Escalations in ICE Raids, Immigrant Legal Resource Centers Double Down.” Truthout. (July 12). Link: https://truthout.org/articles/with-escalation-in-ice-raids-immigrant-legal-resource-centers-double-down/
Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “The Attack on Families Goes Beyond Detention and Deportation.” (July 10, 2018). Public Health Awakened blog series. Link: https://medium.com/@HumanImpact_HIP/the-attack-on-families-goes-beyond-detention-and-deportation-3f54f787c3ef
Mosley, E. A. & Lopez W. D. “Deportation Is Turning Pregnant Women Into Single Mothers.” (June 6). HuffPost. Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mosley-lopez-deportation-suddenly-single-mothers_us_5b155064e4b02143b7cea942
*Lopez, W. D. & Novak, N. L. “Introduction to Truthout’s ‘After the Raid’ Series.” Truthout. (May 12). Link: https://truthout.org/articles/introduction-to-truthout-s-after-the-raid-series/
*Lopez and Novak curated this series of over a dozen posts by researchers and advocates. The full listing can be seen here: https://truthout.org/series/after-the-raid/
Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “Ending DACA has created looming public health crisis.” (February 16). HuffPost. Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-fleming-lopez-daca-health_us_5a846724e4b0774f31d156bb
Lopez, W. D. & Creary, M. “A Few Small Ways to Sneak Some Advocacy into Your Academic Writing.” (February 12). National Center for Institutional Diversity Medium Publication: https://medium.com/national-center-for-institutional-diversity/a-few-small-ways-to-sneak-some-advocacy-into-your-academic-writing-69263aefdc5b
Fleming, P. J. & Lopez, W. D. “Increased Immigration Enforcement and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Has Potential Chilling Effect on Health Care Access.” (February 1). The Pursuit. Link: https://sph.umich.edu/pursuit/2018posts/increased-immigration-enforcement-and-anti-Immigrant-rhetoric-has-potential-chilling-effect-on-health-care-access.html
Lopez, W. D. “Cosas Del Estado: How Immigration Raids Lead to an Avoidance of Care.” (April 5). Pacific Standard. Link: https://psmag.com/news/cosas-del-estado-how-immigration-raids-lead-to-an-avoidance-of-care
Lopez, W. D. “How Trump’s Immigration Enforcement Could Affect Families and Communities.” (November 29). The Conversation. Link: https://theconversation.com/how-trumps-immigration-enforcement-could-affect-families-and-communities-69019
Keynote Speaker for the Welcoming Michigan Statewide Convening and MCIRR Summit: La Lucha Sigue
Keynote Speaker for ALMA (Assisting Latinos to Maximize Achievement)
NCID Scholar Story: William Lopez
Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen: Friday, February 25, 2017
Saturday Sixpack: ICE raids across SE Michigan
Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences: Connecting Immigration Raids to Community Health
Representative Research in the News
Stateside on Michigan Radio: For Michigan “DREAMers,” uncertainty over their status is taking a toll
Michigan News: Separation of immigrant families: U-M experts can comment
Detroit Free Press: Immigrant dad in Detroit fears being split from his family
Michigan Daily: University reacts to DACA recision
Detroit Free Press: ICE raids in Ypsilanti, Detroit cause anxiety among some immigrants
University of Michigan News: Immigration raids affect community health, study says
Researchers and advocates simply could not do the work we do without the support of community members and community organizations with whom we collaborate. I have been fortunate to collaborate with the following organizations:
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I’m sorry I prayed for your deportation
I’m sorry I prayed for your deportation to happen.
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I’m sorry you’re detained during a pandemic.
I’m sorry you’re detained during a pandemic.
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To Social Scientists Following the American Dirt Saga: We Have the Tools to Do This Right.
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Hi Book, Welcome to the World
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This feeling of doing you a favor by not being overtly violent is something I hear over and over.
This feeling of doing you a favor by not being overtly violent is something I hear over and over. Reminds me of how this situation with I...
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“This is Officer Carter. Thank you for your help with his voluntary departure.”
“Hello. My name is William Lopez. I’m calling on behalf of Carlos Mejía Montamayor(1). I wanted to talk to you about his voluntary depart...
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The Inherent Tension of Public Health
This post is adapted from a speech originally written for the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in Apr...
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La Lucha Sigue: Keynote Speech for the Welcoming Michigan Statewide Convening & MCIRR Summit
Keynote Speech for the Welcoming Michigan Statewide Convening & MCIRR Summit
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I wish brown families were fireworks
You sit on your lawn chairs or look out the windows of your bedrooms and watch fireworks explode in the sky.
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I’m glad to see us move toward these bold and specific requests instead of promising vagaries.
I’m glad to see us move toward these bold and specific requests instead of promising vagaries. And I kinda like the “abolish ICE” specifi...
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