Antonio López is an expert of sustainable education, media literacy, cultural diversity, and Native American and Latino issues. He was a content provider for a groundbreaking Spanish language media and health CDROM produced by the New Mexico Media Literacy Project, Medios y Remedios, and created a multicultural media literacy curriculum, Merchants of Culture. As a producer of dozens of youth media projects, López has collaborated with MacArthur Foundation, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Action Coalition for Media Education Summit, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and National Rural Health Organization. He teaches and trains instructors in outreach, media production and media literacy, specializing in rural communities. As a consultant, López has advised PBS’ In the Mix series, Intel and The Praxis Project on media and cultural diversity.
López’s background in print journalism includes writing for Frontera, Hispanic Magazine, Urban Latino, Southwest Art, El Andar, In These Times, New Mexico Magazine, Native Peoples, Tricycle and Punk Planet. He was a staff arts writer for Santa Fe’s daily newspaper, The New Mexican, and the Albuquerque Journal. He has essays in Puerto del Sol, Travelers Tales: Cuba, In Search of Adventure, Towards 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age, What Comes After Money?, International Perspectives on Youth Media, Media Literacy: A Reader, and a chapter in the MacArthur Foundation series, Digital Media Learning. He has two previously published books: Mediacology: A Multicultural Approach to Media Literacy in the 21st Century (Peter Lang Publishing) and The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice (North Atlantic Books).
Antonio received professional training at the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco and is a product of Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley. He received an MA in Media Studies from the New School and holds a PhD in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. He is also co-creator of the music experience, My Country of Illusion. Currently he resides in Rome, Italy and cyberspace. He is Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Studies at John Cabot University.