|Elizabeth Lozano, Ph.D.|
|Title:||Associate Professor, Program Director Latin American Studies|
|Office #:||Crown Center Room 118; Mailbox c/o Modern Languages, Room 217|
Elizabeth Lozano joined Loyola’s communication faculty in 1993. Her area of expertise is media studies and cultural studies. Her classes include Intercultural Communication, Communication Language and Gender, Critical Ethnography and Naturalistic Methods in Communication Research. She also teaches Media Theory and Criticism as, Global Feminism for the Women's Studies program and special topics for the Latin American Studies minor.
She is program director for the Latin American Studies Program, a member of the steering committees of the International Studies and the Women's Studies and previously served as the advisor for Beta Rho, the Loyola chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Association.
In Fall 2010 Lozano opened the SoC's Notes from the Field: Faculty Speakers Series with a discussion of the nonviolent resistance practiced in the Colombian Peace Community. She discussed the practices of nonviolent resistance in San Jose de Apartado, which declared itself a “peace community” in 1997.
The community committed itself to radical neutrality in the 50-year-old Colombian civil war, vowing not to bear arms or to collaborate with Colombian armed actors (guerrillas, army and paramilitaries). Twelve years later, the community continues to uphold its principles, searching for ways to create and maintain economic and political autonomy but continuously faced with threats ranging from arson and rape to illegal arrests and murder. These threats, as well as the ways in which the community has responded using nonviolent tactics and strategies, will be discussed.
Dr. Lozano came to the United States from Colombia in 1987 as a Fulbright scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Communication from Ohio University. Aside from teaching at Loyola, Dr. Lozano has taught at Universidad del Valle and Universidad Autonoma, both in Cali, Colombia.
She has presented dozens of papers at national and international conferences, and published in Spanish and English journals in the areas of communication and culture. Her current research includes women, violence, and the construction of gender identity.
Her personal interests include yoga, meditation and peace studies and most days she rides her bike to campus.