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Ann Marie Stock

Professor of Hispanic Studies / Film and Media Studies and W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar

Office: Swem Library G-04
Phone: (571) 242-4297
Email: [[amstoc]]

Background

Ann Marie Stock (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) has developed a unique understanding of Cuba’s culture during some 60 trips to the island over nearly 30 years. She is a frequent contributor to U.S. and international media, and has shared her insights with NBC, CBS, New York Times, Public Radio, Voice of America and a host others. Stock also consults with foundations, cultural organizations, government agencies and academic institutions seeking to develop partnerships with their Cuban counterparts. 

Dr. Stock has authored and edited numerous publications including On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition (UNC Press, 2009) and World Film Locations: Havana (Intellect, 2014).  As the founding director of the non-profit Cuban Cinema Classics (www.cubancinemaclassics.org), she makes widely available subtitled Cuban documentaries on DVD. 

At William & Mary, Stock has served in a variety of leadership positions: Acting Dean of International Affairs and the Director of the Reves Center for International Studies, Director of Hispanic Studies and Film and Media programs, and faculty designer/director of the New Media Summer Institute in Washington D.C.  

Dr. Stock has earned numerous awards and accolades.  She has served as a Fellow at the Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, a Fulbright Scholar, and a grantee by MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  At W&M Stock delivered the prestigious Tack Lecture in spring 2016, and was named recipient of the Plumeri Outstanding Faculty Award.  

She currently serves as the inaugural W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar, guiding the creation of an open access repository of Cuban film and culture materials.  

Ann Marie Stock shares her insights on contemporary Cuba in the Tack Lecture “Remix and Revolution” 

Tack Lecture "Remix and Revolution"   

Dr. Stock named inaugural W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar 

W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar 

In Havana, Professor Stock joins NBC4 Anchor David Culver to discuss current developments between U.S. and Cuba 

NBC coverage of re-opening of the U.S. Embassy with Stock  

Publications

 On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition (2009). Ann Marie Stock. 

On Location in Cuba:  Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition... "The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba.  With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the Special Period, a time from which it emerged only slowly in the new century.  On Location in Cuba  views these pivotal decades through the lens of cinema.  Ann Marie Stock conducted hundreds of interviews and conversations in Cuba to examine individual artists' lives and creative output--including film, video, and audiovisual art.  She explores the impact of the Cold War's end, the economic crisis that ensued, and the decentralization of the state's political, economic and cultural apparatus."

"The study is crafted with the nuance of an insider (the result of some 50 research trips to Cuba over a 20-year period), the perspective of an outsider, attuned to contemporary debates about globalization and transnational cinemas, and the commitment of a cultural bridge-builder, looking to increase dialogue and exchange between the U.S. and Cuba...Stock's book is a lively and indispensable guide to this transitional moment in Cuban culture and society."    --John King, The Americas  

"This is an important work that contributes to broader questions about the response of the Cuban people to this pivotal moment in their island's history...The author addresses the theoretical questions that relate to cinema and identity, and finds intriguing answers in the cultural production of the Cubans themselves."  --The Latin American Review of Books 

"Covering the important recent cultural debates and the opening up of Cuban screens to new work, On Location in Cuba makes a significant contribution."   --Michael Chanan

on location in cuba
Framing Latin American Cinema: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (1997). Ann Marie Stock, editor

"Arguing for a 'postnational critical praxis,' Stock has gathered twelve essays on audiovisual culture in Latin America which, taken together, examine the geopolitical assumptions often underlying audiovisual criticism and the politics of production and reception across cinema's first century." --Kathleen Newman review
 

Framing Latin American Cinema