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Melissa W. Wright

Melissa  W.  Wright

Department Head of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Geography

127 Willard Building
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Office Phone: (814) 863-5422

Biography:

Melissa W. Wright investigates the dynamics linking politics, economy and culture in the urban landscape of northern Mexico and along its border with the United States.  Currently, her work focuses on governance, state terror, and social movements around women's, sexuality, labor, and indigenous rights in Mexico and across the Americas. Her field research shifts between sites in northern Mexico, the Mexico-US border and other regions in Latin America.