Rutgers GSE CMSI

Francisco López

Francisco López is a Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature program at Emory University. He completed a B.A. at Florida International University, double majoring in Philosophy and English while also completing a certificate in Exile Studies. His primary interests are in intersections of culture, contemporary philosophy and literature with particular consideration for emergences of identity and ethics through a deconstructive lens. Broadly, his interests are in continental philosophy, cultural studies, theories of embodiment, and deconstruction with emerging interests in affect theory, psychoanalysis, and new materialism. 

Outside of his studies, he’s an aspiring rugby referee who officiates throughout the southeastern US and has been a part of international test matches and elite-level tournaments. He is Mexican-American, enjoys friendship, and sometimes likes to be to referred to as Cisco.