Anna Smedley-Lopéz

Assistant Professor in Residence, Sociology and 101 Master Course Coordinator

Dr. Smedley-López was filmed for ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices. She is featured in the module: Aligning Activities and Assignments With Course Outcomes.

Smedley-Lopez is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She has an interdisciplinary background in Social Work, Women’s Studies, and Sociology that informs both her research and her work in the classroom.

As the Program Coordinator and Project Manager for the On-line Principles of Sociology Master Course Program and the Coordinator for the Service Learning Initiative for Community Engagement in Sociology (SLICES), her research and teaching interests lie in the area of social justice, ranging from activism to strategies for creating inclusive classrooms and community engagement, with a focus on racial justice.

Smedley-López is an active member of the UNLV Undocumented Student Task Force, All Access, and a member of the student led UNLV UndocuNetwork. Anna served on the UNLV Minority Serving Institution Task Force and has served in Go To College initiatives in the Las Vegas valley.