Melissa Wright

Melissa W. Wright

Email: 
Phone: 
814-863-5422
Office Address: 
127 Willard Building
Title: 
Department Head, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Professor
Unit: 
Department of Geography
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Expertise: 
  • political economy
  • feminist studies
  • critical geography
  • social movements
  • state terror
  • transnationalism
  • security and militarization in the Americas and along the Mexico-US border

Melissa W. Wright’s work investigates the dynamics linking politics, economy and culture in rapidly changing situations in northern Mexico and along its border with the United States.  Currently, her work focuses on governance, state terror, and social movements in Mexico and across the Americas. Her field research shifts between sites in northern Mexico, the Mexico-US border and other regions in Latin America.

Recent Publications

2018     “Against the Evils of Democracy: Fighting Forced Disappearance and Neoliberal Terror in Mexico.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108 (2): 327-336, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2017.1365584

2018      “Visualizing a Country without a Future: Posters for Ayoztinapa and Struggles against State Terror.” Geoforum. DOI/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.10.009

2016       Antipode. "Epistemological Ignorances and Fighting for the Disappeared: Lessons from Mexico and Challenges for Geography.” Antipode 49 (1): 249-269.