Professor Alfred J. López completed his Ph.D. in English at The University of Iowa in 1997, an M.A. at The Ohio State University (1992), and a B.A. at Florida International University (1987).
López's research interests include globalization and postglobal studies; postcolonial studies; and the literatures and cultures of the Caribbean, especially the Hispanophone Caribbean. He is the author of José Martí and the Future of Cuban Nationalism (University Press of Florida, 2006) and Posts and Pasts: A Theory of Postcolonialism (SUNY Press, 2001), and editor of Postcolonial Whiteness: A Critical Reader on Race and Empire(SUNY Press, 2005). López is also founding editor of The Global South, a new interdisciplinary journal of globalization studies published by Indiana University Press. His current projects include a trade biography of José Martí, and a book project tentatively entitled The (Post)global South. López has received support for his research and publications from, among others, the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.