Sarah Lopez
Research Interests

Sarah is an architectural and urban historian, as well as a migration scholar, with a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research focuses on the impact of migrant remittances—dollars earned in the U.S. and sent to families and communities in Mexico—on the architecture and landscape of rural Mexico. Broadly speaking, her interests include the impact of human migration on space and architecture in the U.S. and Mexico, Mexican architectural and urban history, U.S. cultural landscapes, Latin American remittance development, and the use of interdisciplinary methods to study space and society. Specifically, she combines ethnographic and archival research with analysis of buildings and landscapes. She will join the School of Architecture faculty in August 2012.

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