López-Humphreys, Mayra | MSW | PhD

Associate Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7536
Email: mlopezhu@hunter.cuny.edu
Room: 433

Areas of Expertise:
Restorative approaches with justice-impacted populations
Community-led interventions with minoritized and historically marginalized communities
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) and pedagogical models in social work education

PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
MSW, The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Social Welfare Policy

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Rosich, G., & Lopez-Humphreys, M. (2023). Teaching note-- A model for supporting affective learning within diversity and social justice social work syllabi. Journal of Teaching in Social Work Education.

Lopez-Humphreys, M., Rosich, G. R., & Teater, B. (2023). We feel, therefore, we learn: Assessment of affective domains in diversity and social justice social work syllabi. Journal of Teaching in Social Work Education, 34(4). https://doi.org/10.1080/08841233.2023.2243474

Lopez-Humphreys, M., Perez, R., & Araujo Dawson, B. (2023). Applying critically affirming frameworks to the historically marginalized during middle adulthood. In J. Aguilar & E. Counselman (Eds.), Multidimensional human behavior in the social environment   (pp.228-264). Cognella Academic Publishing.

Lopez-Humphreys, M., Araujo Dawson, B., & Rosich, G. (in press, 2022). Discomforting pedagogies and affective learning processes in diversity & social justice coursesSocial Work Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2022.2033200

George Moses, C., Archibald, P., & Rodgers, S., & Lopez-Humphreys, M. (2021). A call for person centered and city-centered study supportsUrban Social Work5(2), 108 – 125. https://doi.org/10.1891/USW-D-20-00021


The Staten Island Equity & Belonging (The SIEB) Study
The SIEB is an academic community partnership that seeks to foster community resilience, increase community belonging, and identify opportunities for spatial justice. The SIEB includes a mixed-methods study examining the attitudes, perceptions, and awareness that SI residents have about aspects of equity and community belonging.

A Pilot Study on Hotels as Non-Congregate Emergency Living Accommodations for Returning Citizens
The study examines interventions with adults recently released from prison and their transition to non-congregate hotel settings.  The study combines systemwide secondary data with focus groups, participant surveys, and one on one interviews. The research team of returning citizens, support staff, case managers, and administrators have employed a Developmental Evaluation (DE) approach to the research.

 An Evaluation Study of the Peace Brokers Project (PBP)
A new initiative funded by the Department of Justice, the PBP project is an East Harlem initiative staffed by Credible Messengers (peer mentors with a history of incarceration), who form supportive, confidential, person-centered relationships with youth at the highest risk of committing or becoming victims of violence. This study uses a mixed-methods design to assess changes in coping strategies and emotional regulation among participants of the PBP and the influence of the PBP on community violence.


Lopez-Humphreys, M. (Academic). (2019). Healing from the inside-out: a restorative peer mentoring model [Streaming video].

Lopez-Humphreys, M. (Academic). (2019). Diversity & Equity: Understanding social bias and s ocial location [Streaming video].