Dr. Lopez is currently a Professor of Communication Arts and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is also an Affiliate of Gender and Women’s Studies and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies.  To contact her, please see info here.

University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D., Communication
Indiana University | Bloomington, IN
M.A., Mass Communication
Pomona College | Claremont, CA
B.A., Media Studies and Asian Studies
Summer and Fall Semester at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan

Courses Taught
Qualitative Methods (Graduate Seminar)
Fan Studies (Graduate Seminar)
Race and Racism in Media (Graduate Seminar)
Feminist Media Studies (Graduate Seminar)
Survey of Contemporary Media
Race, Ethnicity and the Media
Gender, Sexuality and the Media
Asian Americans and the Media
Intercultural Communication

Awards and Fellowships
Robert Buono and Elizabeth Cicchelli Faculty Fellowship | University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021
Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Teaching Award | University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2020
Early Career Achievement Award |  Association for Asian American Studies, 2017
Research-Service Award | University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellowship | University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research in the Humanities, 2016-2017
Faculty Gift Award | Facebook Academic Program, 2016
Outstanding Women of Color Award | University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
Faculty Fellow, Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence |  University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
Ethnicity and Race in Communication Top Paper Award |  ICA National Conference, 2009

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership
Dr. Lopez is a respected leader on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she currently chairs the Ethnic Studies Subcommittee and the College of Letters and Science DEI Committee.  She also sits on the Campus Diversity and Climate Committee and the Advisory Board for the APIDA Student Center, and co-founded the Communication Arts Diversity and Equity Committee.  Nationally, she sits on the Advisory Board for the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies.