Maria J Mendez Gutierrez

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Political Science, University of Minnesota, Expected May 2020 .
  • BA: Political Science, French and Francophone Studies, with Honors & Phi Beta Kappa, Vassar College, 2010.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Political Theory
  • International Relations
Courses Taught
  • POL 3235W Democracy and Citizenship
  • Mendez Gutierrez, Maria J. "The violence work of transnational gangs in Central America." Third World Quarterly 40:2 (2019): 373-388. Link
  • Mendez Gutierrez, Maria J. ""The River Told Me": Rethinking Intersectionality from the World of Berta Cáceres." Capitalism Nature Socialism 29:1 (2018): 7-24. Link
  • Mendez Gutierrez, Maria J, Quỳnh N. Phạm. "Decolonial Designs: José Martí, Ho Chí Minh, and Global Entanglements." Alternatives 40:2 (2015): 156-173. Link
  • The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2019 - 2020
  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies [declined], 2019 - 2020
  • FTGS Award, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Best Paper, International Studies Association, 2019
  • Edward Said Award, Global Development Section's Best Paper, International Studies Association, 2018
  • Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2016