In Memoriam: Ana M. López

Ana M. López, a long-time professor of communication and associate provost for faculty affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans, has died.

Dr. López was a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, where she majored in accounting. She held a master’s degree in communication and theatre arts and a Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Iowa.

Professor López joined the faculty at Tulane University as an assistant professor in 1985. She was promoted to associate professor in 1991 and full professor in 2014. Since 2000, she had been the director of the university’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute. Dr. López had been an associate provost since 2001.

Dr. López was a recognized global leader in research on Latin American and Latino film and cultural studies. She was co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema (Routledge, 2017) and the editor-in-chief of the journal Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas.

The State University of New York Press recently published the collection Ana M. López: Essays.

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