Joshua Lopez | Department of History

Joshua Lopez


Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His

Major Professors: Dr. Jennifer Jensen Wallach and Dr. Michael Wise

Specialty Areas: Food, Memory and Representation, Latinx/Chicanx Studies

I am a PhD student in the Body, Place, Identity concentration. My current research looks at how food re-members a queer Chicanx coalitional politics. I listen for moments where gardening, cooking, and eating are thoughtful practices in literary texts by and about queer Chicanxs and oral histories from those who have participated in queer Chicanx social movements. More broadly, I am fascinated by stories and storytelling and how some stories become History while others become memories and folklores. I continue to look to food as it has the power to unsettle these notions.

Oral history is also an enriching and thoughtful practice for me. I conducted interviews for Voces of a Pandemic, a collaborative project out of the Voces Oral History Center. I also conduct interviews and write for El Paso Food Voices, a digital project that features home cooks and professional chefs from across El Paso's diverse foodscapes.

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Honors and Awards:

  • Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts Fellow, 2019-2021.

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