Almudena Escobar López is an independent curator, archivist, and researcher from Spain. She is Curatorial Assistant at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and is currently completing her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She combines her academic research and writing with her practice as a film archivist and curator having worked at institutions such as LUX Artists’ moving image, The Academy Film Archive, the Archives of American Art, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. She has written for publications including MUBI Notebook, The Brooklyn Rail, Afterimage: the Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Film Quarterly, Journal of Film Preservation, Little White Lies, Desistfilm Magazine. She is member of the collective screening project On-Film, and co-programmed with Herb Shellenberger the Flaherty NYC series ‘Common Visions’ at Anthology Film Archives. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; the editorial board of InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal of Visual Culture; and the Advisory Board of Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo, NY.