Fall 2011 News News: Hispanic Studies

Prof. Ann Marie Stock comments on her latest book

Prof. Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies, and Director of the Literary and Cultural Studies program at W&M recently published On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition (UNC Press, 2009).  A specialist in visual culture whose research focuses on the role of film and media in identity formation, Prof. Stock draws from her vast research in Cuba in order to analyze the life and creative production of lesser-known Cuban artists as they struggle for social justice after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  In doing so, Prof. Stock hopes to challenge prevailing images of Cuba produced by US media.

Prof. Stock also shares her personal thoughts about having met Fidel Castro during a hurricane in Havana.

Prof. Stock is editor of Framing Latin American Cinema: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (U of Minnesota P, 1997, 2009).