Elva Orozco Mendoza

Assistant Professor
Political Science
Scharbauer Hall 2007B

e.orozcomendoza@tcu.edu | 817-257-6404

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Ph.D., Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2015)
MA, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2008)
BA, International Trade, Universidad de Guanajuato (2001)

Courses Taught

POSC 20203 Introduction to Political Theory
POSC 32003 Topics in Political Theory - Comparative Political Theory
POSC 32003 Topics in Political Theory - Political Violence
POSC 32003 Topics in Political Theory - Democratic Theory
POSC 35003 Topics: Comparative Politics - Latin American Politics
POSC 35803 Latin America: Challenges of Democratic Politics

Areas of Focus

Gender violence, democratic theory and practice, political action in the work of Hannah Arendt, critical approaches to state sovereignty.

“Feminicide and the Funeralization of the City: On Thing Agency and Protest Politics,” Theory and Event, Issue 20.2., April, 2017.

“Heather Ann Thompson, 2016, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy.” Review author: Elva Orozco Interface A Journal for and About Social Movements. V. 9. Issue 1. July 2017

“Protest Objects: Gender Violence and the Politics of Memory” Kültür ve Siyasette Feminist Yaklaşımlar (English and Turkish translation). Issue 28. February, 2016.

“Punitive Dispossession: Neoliberalism and the Road to Mass Incarceration,” in Organized Violence and the Expansion of Capital, edited by Dawn Paley and Simon Granovsky-Larsen. Zed Books. Forthcoming.

2017 Best article prize by the Gender Section of the Latin American Studies Association, LASA.

2014 Joyce Berkman Award for Outstanding Graduate Feminist Scholarship. Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

American Political Science Association

Latin American Studies Association

Western Political Science Association