Dr. Ana C. López is originally from Ciudad Juarez. Mexico. She employs qualitative research methodologies, and a Critical Race Feminist framework to center lived experience as a valuable root of knowledge. Through critical-self reflexivity and testimonio methodology, Ana's work aims to identify, unlearn. and challenge embodiments of ableism and deficit-oriented narratives around (dis)abilities.
Ana’s dissertation, Testimonios de Maternidad, bears witness to the lived experiences of single mothers who have children with intellectual disabilities with societal ableism, the educational system, and inaccessible infrastructure in Ciudad Juárez Chihuahua. In her last published book, “Y tú, qué hora traes? Unpacking the privileges of dominant groups in México,” she employs critical self-reflexivity to shed light on some of the unchallenged embodiments of oppression through which members of the dominant groups in México reify marginalization.