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Andrea Mendoza

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Cornell University)

Assistant Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature

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Andrea Mendoza is Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literatures. She received a B.A. from Connecticut College and a PhD in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture (Japan focus) from Cornell University. Her research and teaching areas combine the study of 20th and 21st century Japanese and Latin American literary and visual texts; intellectual history and philosophy; critical gender studies; critical race studies; and decolonial critique. Professor Mendoza’s research has been supported by the Hellman Foundation, the Faculty Career Development Program, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars (previously the Woodrow Wilson Foundation),  the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

“Transpacific Critique and the Extimacies of Settler Coloniality, Race, and Asia-Latin America.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (forthcoming 2024).  

“Confronting the ‘Ends’ of Area: Murmurs Towards a Transpacific Phenomenology.” East Asia, Latin America, and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies, edited by Chiara Olivieri and Jordi Serrano-Muñoz. Historical and Cultural Interconnections between Latin America and Asia Book Series. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022: 19-41.

“Nonencounters ‘In the Wake’: Re-Inscriptions of a Black Transpacific in Tanin no kao and La Muerte de Artemio Cruz.” Japan Forum (2021): 1-22.

“Non-Encounter as Relation: Cannibals and Poison Women in the Consumption of Difference.” Andrea Bachner and Pedro Erber, ed. Between Asia and Latin America, special issue of Verge: Studies in Global Asias 3, no. 2 (2017): 118-143.

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