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Dr. Nancy Lopez

Dr. Nancy Lopez

Dr. Nancy Lopez

Lecturer of HistoryHistory, Humanities, and Languages


Nancy Lopez has taught at UHD since 2002. She is the UHD Pre-Law Advisor as well as the Faculty Advisor for the Pre Law Association and UHD's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society.

Degrees Earned

BA Texas State University, 1988

JD University of Texas School of Law, 1992

PhD Rice University, 2002

Courses Taught

  • HIST 1305 United States History to 1877
  • HIST 1306 United States History 1877 to Present
  • HIST 3310 Russia in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 3305 United States History 1900 to 1945
  • HIST 3330 Colonization of British America
  • HIST 4303 United States Women's History
  • HIST 2316 Introduction to World History II

Experience Qualifications

Dr. Lopez has a JD and a PHD in History. She has taught at UHD for over a decade, first as an adjunct and currently as a lecturer. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Award in 2013. Dr. Lopez teaches the two American history survey courses, HIST 1305 and 1306. Her legal studies included a strong concentration on the Constitution, jurisprudence and legal history. Her primary field of graduate study was constitutional and legal history with a secondary concentration in early American history. All of this makes her well qualified to teach the American history survey courses, 1305 and 1306. The aforementioned studies, along with her research examining labor issues and American radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s qualifies her to teach U.S. 1900 to 1945. Dr. Lopez has also taught Russia in the 20th Century for a decade. Her graduate studies which a concentration on Marxism and the Soviet Union, along with her research on American Communism and "subversive" ideologies qualifies her to teach in this area.

Teaching Experience:

2002-present Adjunct then Lecturer History, UHD


1 year as Research Assistant, Vinson and Elkins

1 year as Briefing Attorney, General Litigation Division, Office of the Texas Attorney General

More Information

Dr. Lopez's research interests include radicalism and anti-radical movements in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s.

UHD Outstanding Adjunct Award 2013

Barbara Field Kennedy Prize for academic performance in American History, Rice University, 2002

Mary Hayes Ewing Publication Prize, Rice University, 2000