Psychology Graduate Students

Miguel Angel Lopezzi
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Affiliations Film and Digital Media Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, 105
  • Mail Stop Psychology Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Summary of Expertise




Qualitative Research Methods


Research Interests

Masculinity Socialization

Toxic Masculinities


Social Identity

Social-Emotional & Mental Health 

Service-Learning Pedagogy

Latinx & First-Generation Students


Biography, Education and Training

Miguel Anjel Lopezzi is a social scientist and PhD student in social psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He serves on the UCSC’s Campus Conduct Board and hiring committee, and mentors high school adolescents as part of the Science Internship Program (SIP). Lopezzi’s primary research focuses on the masculinity socialization of adolescents and their experiences and understanding of their manhood through interactions and experiences at social institutions and sports. This line of research also includes topics such as machismo, toxic masculinity, and social-emotional and mental health. Miguel Anjel’s other line of research is on service-learning pedagogy and student outcomes; more specifically, outcomes of Latinx first-generation college students. Lopezzi earned his master’s degree in social psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz and  is a McNair Scholar recipient who graduated from California State University Stanislaus with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. In his free time, Miguel Anjel enjoys watching Netflix, taking care of his plants, and spending time with his family and two cats (Rocky & Gato).

Selected Publications


  • Langhout, R.D., Lopezzi, M.A., & Wang, Y. (in press). Not all service is the same: How service-learning typologies relate to student outcomes at an Hispanic Serving Institution. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
  • Langhout, R.D., Rodríguez Ramírez, D., Vaccarino-Ruiz, S.S., Alonso Blanco, V., Quinteros, K., Copulsky, D. & Lopezzi, M.A. (2021). Teaching and learning during a pandemic: How one graduate community psychology class quickly incorporated healing justice into our practices. American Journal of Community Psychology, 68, 249-265. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12524
  • Vaccarino-Ruiz, S.S., Quinteros, K., Alonso Blanco, V., Rodríguez Ramírez, D., Langhout, R.D., Copulsky, D. & Lopezzi, M.A.  (2021)“Yes, they were suffering, but we brought the music:” Social toxicity and possibility during the COVID-19 pandemic onset for undocumented or unhoused people. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 7(1), 106-126.
  • Lopezzi, M.A.  (2019). Brainwave entrainment to improve problem-solving skills in people with the neurodevelopmental disorder ADHD. Turnings: A Journal of Exploratory Research and Analysis, 16(1), 70-76.

Teaching Interests

General Psychology 

Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

Masculinities and Femininities