Lori Kido Lopez

Position title: Director, Asian American Studies; Professor, Communication Arts

Email: lklopez@wisc.edu

6134 Vilas Communication Hall, 821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706


Lori Kido Lopez is Professor of Communication Arts and Director of the Asian American Studies Program. Her research examines the way that minority groups such as women, racial minorities, and queer communities use media in the fight for social justice. Dr. Lopez is the author of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship, Micro Media Industries: Hmong American Media Innovation in the Diaspora, and Race and Digital Media: An Introduction.  She is also editor of Race and Media: Critical Approaches, and co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Asian American Media.  She is the recipient of many awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the Board of Regents’ Diversity Award from the University of Wisconsin System, the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Distinguished Teaching Award, the Early Career Achievement Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, and the Outstanding Women of Color Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.