Lori Kido Lopez is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is also Director of the Asian American Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Lopez is the author of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship and Micro Media Industries: Hmong American Media Innovation in the Diaspora, editor of Race and Media: Critical Approaches, and co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Asian American Media.  Her work examines race and ethnicity in the media through a cultural studies lens, deploying ethnography and interviews to examine the way that Asian Americans and other minority groups use media in the fight for social justice.  Her current research examines Asian American documentaries and digital networks.

Dr. Lopez received a PhD in Communication from the University of Southern California, an MA in Mass Communication from Indiana University, and a BA in Asian Studies and Media Studies from Pomona College.  She is mixed race Japanese American and is originally from Portland, OR.