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Ann Marie Stock

Presidential Liaison, Professor of Hispanic Studies

Office: The Brafferton
Phone: (757) 221-1975
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Ann Marie Stock (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) has earned an international reputation for her unique understanding of Cuba’s culture developed during more than 60 trips to the island over 30 years. Dr. Stock has authored and edited numerous publications including On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition (UNC Press, 2009), World Film Locations: Havana (Intellect, 2014), and The Cinema of Cuba: Contemporary Film and the Legacy of Revolution (I.B. Tauris, 2017). As the founding director of the non-profit Cuban Cinema Classics, she makes widely available subtitled Cuban documentaries. She is a frequent contributor to U.S. and international media, and has shared her insights with NBC, CBS, New York Times, Public Radio, and a host others. She regularly shares her expertise and extensive contacts as a consultant with foundations, cultural organizations, government agencies and academic institutions seeking to develop partnerships with Cuba.

At William & Mary, Ann Marie was among the first faculty engaging undergraduates in Humanities research. As early as 1994 her seminar students translated a play and had it published. Since then she has guided her students in co-creating a series physical and virtual exhibitions, publications, translations, subtitles, filmed interviews, videos, and film programs, among other projects. She has also served in a variety of leadership positions: Acting Dean of International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies, Director of programs in Hispanic Studies, Film and Media, and the New Media Summer Institute in Washington D.C. As the inaugural W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar, she led the creation of the digital humanities Cuba Media Project, an open access repository. Dr. Stock was selected to deliver the prestigious Tack Lecture, and named recipient of the Plumeri Outstanding Faculty Award. She currently serves as the Vice Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs.

Beyond William & Mary, Dr. Stock has been celebrated with numerous awards and accolades. She has served as a Fellow at the Fundación Ludwig de Cuba in Havana, the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. Her teaching and research have earned her recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and a grantee from the MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.

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  

Dr. Stock named inaugural W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar 

W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar 

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

Tack Lecture "Remix and Revolution"    

The Cuban Media Project at W&M Libraries showcases the island’s films, filmmakers and graphic designers through collections and innovative collaborations.

The Cuban Media Project at W&M Libraries 



The Cinema of Cuba: Contemporary Film and the Legacy of Revolution (2017). Eds. Guy Baron and Ann Marie Stock.

“These varied and vibrant essays at the cutting edge of Cuban cinema research offer important accounts of film directors…, analysis of headline themes…, and insider information to complement the assessments coming from abroad. A highly recommended collection!” –Stephen M. Hart, University College London


World Film Locations: Havana (2014). Ed. Ann Marie Stock.

“Havana is a city imagined in pastel hues—tan linen suits and taupe straw hats and a rainbow of guayabera shirts, gray marble and cement-tone structures, minty-green mojitos and pale pink daiquiris. And always the aquamarine of the sea and sky…”


 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