Melissa W. Wright’s research investigates the dynamics linking politics, economy, landscape, and well-being in the Mexico-US borderlands and in the southern Americas as a region. Currently, her work focuses on governance, social movements, and the making of sustainable landscapes in the borderlands. Her intersectional approach combines critical geographic, interdisciplinary feminist, critical race, and indigenous studies from the southern Americas. Her methodologies include field work, such ethnographic and landscape studies, and textual analysis within international and collaborative research projects
- 2020 In Press: “El Pensamiento Fronterizo y el Muro,” ([Border Thinking and the Wall), in Migración y la frontera norte (Migration and the northern border), The Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez Press, México.
- 2019 “Border Thinking, Borderland Diversity, and Trump’s Wall,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 109:2, 511-519.
- 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 "Epistemological Ignorances and Fighting for the Disappeared: Lessons from Mexico and Challenges for Geography.” Antipode 49 (1): 249-269.