Antonio López

Antonio López

Associate Professor of English
Room 631
Address: Phillips Hall
Phone: 202-994-6902
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Latina/o; African diaspora; hemispheric American; literary and cultural theory.

Associate Professor of English

Current Research

Antonio López works on Latina/o literature and culture from the colonial era to the contemporary period.  His current book project considers the literatures and cultures of indigeneity, swamplands, and Cuban diaspora in South Florida.


Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2005.

B.A., Florida State University, 1994.

A.A., Miami-Dade Community College, North Campus, 1991.


Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America (New York: New York University Press, 2012). Honorable Mention, Modern Language Association Book Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, 2014.

“To Be Black in Cuba,” The Chronicle Review, Volume 60, Issue 7 (October 14, 2013).

“Cosa de Blancos: Cuban-American Whiteness and the Afro-Cuban-Occupied House,” Latino Studies, Volume 8, Issue 2, Summer 2010.

“Enrique Patterson: Black Cuban Intellectual in Cuban Miami,” in The [email protected] Reader: History and Culture in the United States, ed. Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010).

“Chronicling Empire: José Martí on the Avenue of the Americas,” in The Cuban Republic and José Martí: Reception and Use of a National Symbol, ed. Mauricio A. Font and Alfonso W. Quiroz (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006).