Maria J Mendez Gutierrez

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Political Science .
1414 Social Science Bldg

267 19th Ave S

My general areas of interest include postcolonial approaches to the questions of indigeneity and sovereignty as well as theorizations on contemporary global capitalism and the resistance to its effects. My dissertation will explore the politics of death and the political economy of the drug wars in Latin America, with particular attention to the multiple ways in which subaltern groups contest and navigate the evolving landscape of massacres and narco-capitalist accumulation.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Political Science, French and Francophone Studies, Vassar College, 2010.


  • Political Theory
  • International Relations