Lori Lopez

Associate Professor

College of Letters & Science | Communication Arts Department

Hometown: Madison, WI

Dr. Lori Kido Lopez is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research examines the way that minority groups use media in the fight for social justice, particularly focusing on Asian American media. She is the author of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship, and co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Asian American Media.


  • This talk explains different approaches to the study of race and its relation to media production, media texts, and media audiences.

  • This talk explores the relationship between media and social justice movements such as activism surrounding Black Lives Matter and its connection to social media.

  • This talk explains the long history of how Asian Americans have protested racist imagery and fought for inclusion in movies, television, advertising, and other forms of entertainment media.