Josué Ricardo Lopez
Assistant Professor of Decoloniality

Josué López is an Assistant Professor of Decoloniality and Equity in Teacher Education. He examines how education - and schooling more specifically - meets our needs and interests so that we may live well. His research has examined the continuity of education for mobile Indigenous students migrating from Guatemala to the United States. His current research examines the relationship between mobility and settler colonialism, the implications of Euromodern discipline in schools, and alternative histories of social foundations in education. At the University of Pittsburgh, López facilitates courses such as Teaching and Learning for Secondary Social Studies Education, Research Seminar in Education, and Decoloniality and Education.

Instructional Interests

  • Multicultural Education
  • Urban Education
  • Teaching and Learning: Social Studies
  • Educational Research
  • Latin American and Latinx Studies
  • Decoloniality and Education

Scholarly Interests

  • Transnational Mobility
  • Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Decoloniality
  • Africana Thought

Selected Grants

  • William J. Fulbright Student Researcher Award, Guatemala, 2019-2020
  • Whetten Research Fund, Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, 2019-2020
  • Tinker Award, Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, 2017 & 2018

Selected Publications

López, J.R. (June 2020). “Toward Creolizing Schooling,” Black Issues in Philosophy – American Philosophical Association.

López, J.R. (2019) “CRT and Immigration: Settler Colonialism, Foreign Indigeneity, and the Education of Racial Perception.” Maryland Law Journal for Race, Religion, Gender, and Class.

López, J.R. & Irizarry, J.G. (2019) “Somos pero no somos iguales: Unpacking Latinx Indigeneity and the implications for urban schools.” Urban Education.

López, J.R. (2019). “Political Clarity and the Limitations of Humanistic Violence in the U.S. K-12 Classroom.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

López, J.R. (2018). “El mundo anti-negro y los hip-hop blues: Los Rakas y J-Cole.” The Quiet Corner.

Josué Ricardo Lopez


University of Pittsburgh
0000 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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