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Andrés C. López

Assistant Professor

Degrees:M.A., Ph.D. (Oregon State)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4035
Office:DT 1415

Andrés (he/him or they/them) is an Afro-Indio-Jamaican-Guatemalan-Trans-Queer scholar. His interdisciplinary work centers Indigenous and Black feminist theorizing and methodologies, and encompasses historiography, Cultural Rhetorics, and Queer Indigenous Two-Spirit Studies. His research uses a Maya backstrap weaving methodology to rewrite active memory recouperations of the Guatemalan Civil War and bring Maya queer and trans ancestors who might be erased not just from physical archives, but also from larger collective memories, back into community. This woven historiographic work creates a different type of woven history that complicates traditional understandings of Maya experiences, one that remembers the realities and interconnections of multiple diasporas within Guatemala, the United States, and Canada.

His teaching also incorporates Indigenous and Queer Women of Color feminist approaches through an engagement with intersectional scholarship and politics. His pedagogy actively challenges dominant canons and Eurocentric approaches to scholarship by purposefully asking students to think about their own connections to stories and movements through their different corporeal and lived realities. His approach to teaching through difference is one that is founded on feminist pedagogies for transformative change to create intentional classroom spaces for community learning.

Andrés is one of the Managing Editors for Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space, an online journal focused on cultural rhetorics scholarship, teaching, and practice. They also serve on the editorial board for Feminist Formations, a leading academic journal in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Selected Publications

López, Andrés C. and Qwo-Li Driskill. “US History: Constellating Trans Histories of Resistance.” In Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. 2nd ed., edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2022.

López, Andrés C. “Afterword: Opening Space for Collective Grief.” Feminist Formations 33, no. 2 (Summer 2021).

López, Andrés C. and Qwo-Li Driskill. “Constellating Trans Histories of Resistance.” In Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. 2nd ed., edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2021.

López, Andrés C. “Ni de aquí ni de alla: A Mythohistoriography of Growing Up In-Between.” QED: A Journal in LGBTQ Wolrdmaking 7, no. 2 (Summer 2020).

Barlett, Catalina, Casie C. Cobos, Amanda Cuellar, Qwo-Li Driskill, Andrés C. López, Gabriela Raquel Ríos, and Stephanie K. Wheeler. “The Calmecac Collective, or, Conocimiento and the Path of Revolutionary Scholarship.” El Mundo Zurdo 7: Selected Works from the Meetings of The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, edited by Sara A. Ramírez, Larissa Mercado-López, and Sonia Saldívar-Hull, 153-170. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2019.

López, Andrés C. “Remember Me” (poem/spoken word). Critical Ethnic Studies Journal Blog. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.