Elva F. Orozco Mendoza is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women and Gender studies at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Orozco Mendoza was a 2020 Junior Faculty Fellow at The Institute for Citizens & Scholars. Her work has been published by Theory and Event, New Political Science, The Journal of Latin American Geography, and Philosophy and Global Affairs. In this episode, we discuss Dr Orozco Mendoza’s interdisciplinary research on femicide in Ciudad Juárez, reproductive politics at the US/Mexico border, the role that ‘protest objects’ play in the resistance and quest against gender violence, as well as her original concept of the maternal contract.
Orozco Mendoza, E. (2021). On Hearing the Daughters’ Call: Feminicide, Freedom, and Maternal Collective Action in Northern Mexico. Philosophy and Global Affairs, 1(1), 123-155.
Orozco, E. F. (2019). Mapping the Trail of Violence: The Memorialization of Public Space as a Counter-Geography of Violence in Ciudad Juárez. Journal of Latin American Geography, 18(3), 132-157.
Orozco Mendoza, E. F. (2019). Las Madres De Chihuahua: Maternal Activism, Public Disclosure, and the Politics of Visibility. New Political Science, 41(2), 211-233.
Orozco Mendoza, E. F. (2015). Undying Protests: On Collective Action and Practices of Resistance against Feminicide in Ciudad Juárez.