R.O. López

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Professor
Location Freedom, Texas, United States
Introduction Robert Oscar Lopez received his B.A. from Yale in 1993, with a Political Science thesis entitled: “The Pornographic Regime.” After graduating, he worked for Hispanics United as a bilingual court advocate, then as a translator and paralegal for a law firm in New York. Eventually Dr. Lopez left to pursue graduate work in English and Classics in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. In 2003, the State University of New York at Buffalo conferred its doctorate on Dr. Lopez. By 2007, Dr. Lopez passed his comprehensive exams in Greek and Latin and was awarded his MA in Classics. His MA project was “Cadmean Girls Gone Wild: Women and the Meltdown of Enmity in the Theban Civil War.” In 2008, Dr. Lopez’s screenplay, Snow in Miami, won first place in the Latino Screenplay Competition. The culmination of much of his research was the publication of The Colorful Conservative: American Conversations with the Ancients from Wheatley to Whitman, by Rowman & Littlefield, in 2011. In February 2015, along with co-editor Rivka Edelman (another scholar raised by gay parents), Dr. Lopez published Jephthah’s Daughters.
Interests Phillis Wheatley, William Wells Brown, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, T.S. Eliot, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Edward Said, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Winthrop, Bible, Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Terence, Horace, Cato, Juvenal, Classics, Ethnic Studies, Hollywood musicals, Music Man, Shirley Jones, Oklahoma!, Meet Me in St. Louis, Showboat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hello Dolly!, Pedagogy, Paulo Freire, Henry Louis Gates, Academia, Conservatism, Republican Party, Ron Paul, Libertarians
Favorite Movies Music Man, Oklahoma!, 1776, Annie Get Your Gun, Calamity Jane, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Musicals

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