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Director - Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Associate Professor - Communication, Associate Provost - Office of Academic Affairs
A long-standing faculty member of the Stone Center, Ana M. López became the director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute in Fall 2000. She is also an Associate Professor in the Communication Department and Associate Provost of the university. Her scholarship and publications are focused on Latin American film, media, television, and popular culture. She has also worked extensively with Latino cultural production in the U.S. Her work has been widely published in film and Latin American studies journals and she is the co-editor of the volumes Mediating Two Worlds (BFI, 1993), The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts (University of Minnesota, 1996), and the three-volume Encyclopedia of Latin American Culture (Routledge, 2000). As director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, she oversees the Summer in Cuba program, the Summer in the Dominican Republic program, and academic and cultural programming aimed at promoting a true Cuban and Caribbean presence on Tulane’s campus.
- B.A., Queens College, Accounting, 1978
- M.A., University of Iowa, Communication and Theater Arts, 1982
- Ph.D., University of Iowa, Communication Studies, 1986
- Associate Professor, Tulane University
- Assistant Professor, Tulane University
- Visiting Professor, University of Southern California, 1995
Research & Teaching Specializations: Latin America; Mass Communication; Latin American Film; Cultural Studies, Popular Culture
- Associate Provost, Office of Academic Affairs, Tulane University, 2001-
- Director, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Tulane University, 2000-
- Co-editor, South, an electronic Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 1996-
- Co-Director, Cultural Studies Program, Tulane University, 1992-1999
- Director, Film Studies Program, Tulane University, 1988-
- Fulbright Fellowship, 1989
Languages: Spanish; Portuguese; French
- Forthcoming 2010. “La Hacienda y el Cabaret: Musical Spaces of the Classical Mexican Cinema.” In The International Film Musical. Corey Creekmuer and Linda Mokdad, eds. University of Edinburgh Press.
- 2009. “Before the Industry: Orol, Bohr and Peon.” In Latsploitation: Exploitation Cinema and Latin America. Victoria Ruetalo and Dolores Tierney, eds. London: Routledge.
- 2007. “Cuba: A Porous National Cinema.” In The Cinema of Small Nations. Duncan Petrie and Mette Hijorst, eds. University of Edinburgh Press. 179 – 197.
- 2000. Latin American Cultural Studies. Editor, with Daniel Balderston and Mike Gonzalez. London: Routledge.
- 2000. “Early Cinema and Modernity in Latin America.” Cinema Journal. 40: 48-78.
Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Latin American Cinema, Cuban Culture and Society, Culture and Society in the Dominican Republic.
Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 9
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- Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University
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Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.
For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.
For the event flyer, click here.
The Pebbles Center turns 10!
The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.
Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!
Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.
El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.
Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.
Photo by Nina Menconi.
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.
Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.
Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.