Silvia Lopez (Ph.D., CSCL 1999) is the chair of the Spanish program at Carleton College where she teaches 19th century Latin American literature as well as Introduction to Latin American Studies and Latin American Literature. Her main areas of interest are literary and social modernity in Latin America, cultural and critical theory, and the Frankfurt School. Her research focuses on cultural theory and criticism and she has published articles on Adorno, Lukács, Benjamin, Garcia Canclini, Schwarz, Dalton, and Argueta. Together with Christopher Chiappari, she translated Néstor Garcia Canclini's Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity. She edited a special issue of Cultural Critique (Fall 2001) titled "Critical Theory in Latin America". Currently she is finishing a book of essays entitled Frankfurt Minima: Essays in Aesthetics and Culture.
Her faculty profile at Carleton College can be found here.