Writing, Presentations & Awards


Rios, A. & Lopez-Rios, M. (2014). The Royal Mexican Players: Alvaro Saar Rios & Michelle Lopez-Rios. In M. Espinosa (Ed.) Monologues for Latina/o Actors; A Resource Guide into Contemporary Latino/a Playwrights for Actors and Teacher (pp. 291-297) Hanover, NH: Smith & Kraus, 2014.

Lopez-Rios, Michelle. “Coaching a Stereotype.” The Voice and Speech Review The Moving Voice. Volume 6      (2009); 352-356. Print. (pdf)

Lopez-Rios, Michelle. “New York Latino Accent.” Accenthelp.” Ed. Jim Johnson. 2008 <http://www.accenthelp.com/products/new-york-city-latino>. (pdf)

Lopez-Rios, Michelle. “Mexican-American Accent.” Accenthelp.” Ed. Jim Johnson. 2008 <http://www.accenthelp.com/products/mexican-american>. (pdf)

Lopez-Rios, Michelle. “Academic Casting: How We Represent Race on Stage.” The VASTA Voice. January 2008, Vol. 4 Issue 1. <http://www.vasta.org>. Click here for article



Lopez-Rios. "Finding America Team Corner: Michelle Lopez-Rios." Airmedia.org. June 2016. Click here for interview

Gutierrez, Matthew James. "Faculty/Staff Profile: Michelle Lopez-Rios." Myriad. Fall 2008: 22, Print. (pdf)

Kosidowski, Paul. "A New Stage." Milwaukee Magazine. May 2007: 53-57. (pdf)

Lopez-Rios, Michelle. Interview with Paul Kosidowski. Lake Effect “Colorblind Casting.” WUWM (89.7FM) Milwaukee 10-11 a.m., 15 May 2007. Click here for interview

Vasquez, Raul. "Showtime; Southeast Wisconsin's Best Latino Performers." Aqui Milwaukee. Aug./Sept. 2007: 26, Print. (pdf)



UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award (2015) Article

UWM Faculty Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, UWM (2014)

Dorothy Mennen Research Grant, VASTA (2013)

Finalist for Board of Regents Diversity Award (2009) Letter (pdf)

"Prague Fringe Festival Spirit Award" for Decaffeinated Tragedy (2009) Article

Faculty Arts and Humanities Travel Award Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Award Letters (pdf):

     Presenter on Interdisciplinary Panel at ATHE Conference, Los Angeles, CA 2010

     Presenter on Latina/o Focus Group Panel at ATHE Conference, Denver, CO 2008

     Presenter on VASTA Panel at ATHE Conference, New Orleans, LA 2007

Peck School of the Arts Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (pdf):

     Fitzmaurice Teacher Weekend Intensive New York, NY 2008 

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Course Development Grant (pdf):                                        

     Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latina/o Drama, 2008 

Roberto Hernandez Center Faculty and Graduate Student Latino Research Grant (pdf):

     Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Historia: Our Voice, Our Story, 2007 



Imagining America Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2016

Precious Lives: The Live Show, director of performance. 

Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Chicago, IL, 2016.

        The Politics of Race and Identityin Performance: Implications for Voice & Speech Training, panel presenter.

Freedom and Focus Conference of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Bogota, Colombia, 2014.

        500 Years, performer.

Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) London, UK, 2014.

        Voices of the New Americas, panel presenter.

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Washington. D.C., 2012.

        Latina/o Performance: Counteracting Narratives of Legal Marginilazation, panel presenter.

Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Washington, D.C., 2012.

        Librotraficante Solidarity Reading and Laughing Voice as Intercultural Journey, panel presenter.

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Los Angeles, CA, 2010. Program (pdf)

Racial Casting: Enacting Races Across Media, panel presenter Abstract (pdf)

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Denver, CO, 2008. Program (pdf)

Latina/o Community in Theater and Theater in the Latina/o Community, panel leader

Compañeras (King). Playworks 2008 staged reading, actress Letter (pdf)

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) New Orleans, LA, 2007. Program (pdf)

Non-Traditional Academic Casting: Issues and Questions, panel presenter Peer Review (pdf)

Casting Blindly? Race and Representation in Theatre/Media, Cultures and Communities Difficult Dialogues Series, UWM, 2007. Presentation (pdf)