Topics of Expertise: Domestic Violence, & Child Abuse / Feminism & Families / Gender & Sexuality / Loss & Resiliency within Families / Latino Families / Sexual Abuse/Misconduct / Trauma & Disaster
Gloria González-López holds the C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair # 1 in US-Mexico Relations, and is Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a first-generation college student and a member of an extended family with a long history of transnational Mexico-U.S. migration. She is the author of Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico and Erotic Journeys: Mexican Immigrants and Their Sex Lives; she has published her academic work extensively in Spanish. She is a couple and family therapist by training and has worked with Latina immigrant women with histories of sexual violence. She is a consultant for professionals working in sexual violence eradication, prevention, and treatment programs at grassroots organizations and academic institutions in Mexico. Because of the kindness and generosity of students, colleagues, mentors and supervisors, she received the 2021 Simon-Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2022 Feminist Scholar-Activist Award, both from the American Sociological Association, Sexualities Section and Sex & Gender Section, respectively.